Major stock markets in Europe closed the trading session on Wednesday with gains as investors reacted to economic data seeing a healthy sign of recovery. European Union released a forecast predicting a much faster rebound than previously expected. Contributing factors are better-than-expected first-quarter results and lifting of coronavirus restrictions, APA reports citing Teletrader.
Meanwhile, reports showed that UK housing prices were up 8.8% in June, compared to the same time last year. Germany's industrial production declined 0.3%, compared to the previous booming month, but was still up 17.3% year-on-year.
The DAX gained 1.13% led by Heidelbergcement jumping 4.13%. The FTSE 100 climbed 0.70%, while the CAC 40 grew by 0.25%. The euro lost 0.25% against the dollar trading for $1.17953 at 5:29 CET, while at the same time the British pound dropped by 0.20% to exchange hand for $1.37694.