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European Indices At/Near All Time Highs


Asian markets closed higher, with Japan's NIKKEI up 497.43 pts or +1.82% at 27781.02 and the TOPIX up 38.97 pts or +2.05% at 1940.05. China's SHANGHAI closed up 66.928 pts or +1.97% at 3464.285 and the HANG SENG ended 274.77 pts higher or +1.06% at 26235.8.

European equities are stronger, with the Eurostoxx 600 and FTSE 250 for example hitting all-time highs. All major indices are up, with the German Dax up 53 pts or +0.34% at 15544.39, FTSE 100 up 70.85 pts or +1.01% at 7032.3, CAC 40 up 64.29 pts or +0.97% at 6612.76 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 30.54 pts or +0.75% at 4089.3.

U.S. futures are gaining, with the Dow Jones mini up 174 pts or +0.5% at 35006, S&P 500 mini up 25.5 pts or +0.58% at 4415, NASDAQ mini up 81 pts or +0.54% at 15036.75.

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