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Stock indices traded higher on the boosted stimulus measures by the Bank of Japan. The Bank (BoJ) decided to increase its monetary base target to an annual increase of ¥80 trillion, up from ¥60-70 trillion, and to boost exchange-traded fund purchases to ¥3 trillion. This decision was not expected by analysts.
Eurozone's consumer price index climbed at an annual rate of 0.4% in October, in line with expectations, up from a 0.3% rise in September.
Eurozone's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 11.5% in September, in line with expectations.
German adjusted retail sales fell 3.2% in September, missing expectations for a 1.0% decline, after a 1.5% gain in August. August's figure was revised down from a 2.5% increase.
Consumer spending in France dropped 0.8% in September, missing forecasts of a 0.5% decrease, after a 0.9% decline in August. August's figure was revised down from a 0.7% rise.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,546.44 +82.89 +1.28%
DAX 9,296.71 +181.87 +2.00%
CAC 40 4,231.35 +90.11 +2.18%