The optimism that swept through European equities entered a second day as lenders and carmakers further rebounded, while investors bet on additional central-bank stimulus.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 3.2 per cent at 12:01 p.m. in London, taking its two-day gain to 6.2 per cent, the most since 2011. Italian and Greek lenders led a bank rally, while the region’s carmakers advanced, helped by a weakening euro.
By 12:20 p.m., the FTSE 100 was 2.2 per...
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