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Stock indices advanced on speculation that the ECB will add new stimulus measures to support the economy.
The UK gross domestic product grew at annual rate of 3.2% in the second quarter, exceeding expectations for a 3.1% gain, after a 3.1% rise in the first quarter. That was the fastest pace since the end of 2007.
On a monthly basis, the UK GDP increased 0.8% in the second quarter, in line with expectations, after a 0.8% rise in the first quarter.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,728.04 +42.78 +0.64%
DAX 9,319.45 +94.35 +1.02%
CAC 40 4,244.24 +38.81 +0.92%