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.
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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