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European shares closed mixed, off session lows on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute would be resolved. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) crept higher in the afternoon to end around 0.4 percent higher. However, major bourses closed in different directions. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: Read More

European markets rallied to close higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a full-scale bond-buying program. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) provisionally closed 1.6 percent higher at 1,453.28 points-its highest closing level since early 2008, according to Reuters. The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE) index ended unofficially 1.0 percent Read More