European share markets end Friday’s session on higher note

(MENAFN) European share markets ended Friday with earns to close the week with higher figures.

The STOXX Europe 600, which contains nearly 90 percent of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 nations, was 0.71 points higher, or 0.16 percent, to close level at 440.97.

The UK's FTSE 100 jumped nearly 35 points, or 0.47 percent, to end at 7,500.

Germany's DAX 30 surged 101 points, or 0.74 percent, to finish at 13,795. France's CAC 40 gained 9 points, or 0.14 percent, to close at 6,553.

Italy's FTSE MIB was the highest performer of the day by climbing 112 points, or 0.49 percent, to 22,970.

Spain's IBEX 35 saw an increase of 20 points, or 0.24 percent, to 8,400 at the closing bell.

International main Brent crude exchanged at USD99.74 a barrel at 10.30 AM regional time (0730 GMT) for a 0.14 percent surge from the ending price of USD99.60 per barrel in the prior trading session.

American main West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at USD94.35 a barrel at the same time for a 0.01 percent gain after the prior session finished at USD94.34 per barrel.


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