European Stocks Closed Mixed 1/4/11

January 4th, 2011
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Yahoo Finance:  European stocks closed mixed, except for London +1.9%.  In the first trading session of 2011 for the FTSE, gains more than reversed the loss of 1.2% December 31.

Follow up:

Bloomberg reported:  European stocks climbed, extending the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index’s biggest two-day advance in a month, as mining shares rallied in London.

Antofagasta Plc and Xstrata Plc led a gauge of basic resource companies higher as copper jumped to a record

The benchmark Stoxx 600 rose 0.9 percent to 280.38 at 4:50 p.m. in London, extending yesterday’s biggest gain since Dec. 21 as economic data heightened speculation that last year’s rally in equities will continue in 2011.  Follow the markets at Yahoo Finance.....

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