Econintersect: Madrid (-0.8%) and Vienna (-0.1%) didn’t go along but the other eight major stock markets in Europe had an up day Thursday March 3. The FTSE 100 in London led the way with a gain of 1.5%, followed by Oslo (+0.9%) and Stockholm and Amsterdam, both up 0.8%.Paris (+0.7%) and Frankfurt (+0.6%) also had good days. Thursday action reversed the rsults from Wednesday when avery bourse was down. European stocks followed the lead of the Far East where many markets posted gains overnight and early trading in the U.S. which was up on good employment data. Easing concerns about oil also aided stocks.