The FTSE 100 .FTSE climbed 0.8 percent to a three-week high, having fallen as much as 0.7 percent earlier.
The BSE Sensex rose 47 points today to close at 35,739.16 in see-saw trade, led by gains in software exporters and healthcare stocks.
European shares steadied near their highest level in almost a week on Tuesday with Casino (CASP.PA) leading gainers as investors warmed to the French supermarket’s plans to sell assets.
An MSCI index of European stocks was up 0.7 percent in early trading, not far from a recent two-week high.
Stocks took a breather after 2 sessions of robust gains as investors booked profit in recent winners amid uncertainty over global trade relations ahead of a key G7 meet.
The euro rose to a ten-day high after hawkish comments from the ECB, adding upward pressure to bond yields and sinking some stocks as worries over Italy also weighed.
With the euro set for its 5th week of losses in seven - many investors are racing to protect against further downside risks.
European shares dipped in morning trading but were on course for 8 straight wks of gains, supported by a rally in energy shares and a weaker euro, which helped investors shrug off worries over Italy.
Calm returned to world markets on Friday after a rollercoaster week that has seen oil break $80 a barrel, government borrowing costs jump.
European shares were supported on Wednesday by strength in oil stocks after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Iran’s nuclear agreement, boosting crude prices.
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