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European stocks rose today, that was the first time in four days, as U.S. President Barack Obama has changed his position on tax increases, which increases the likelihood that Democrats and Republicans agree on a budget compromise.
Shares of mining company BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) rose 0.85%, after the political leaders of China set the economic growth target of 7.5% next year. The cost of Banco Santander SA (SAN) and UBS AG (UBSN) rose by 2.2% and 1.87%, respectively, due to the growth stock lenders. Shares of Ratos AB (RATOA) fell 3.5% after the company said that this year will pay a smaller amount of dividends.
Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3%, ending at the same session at 280.46.
FTSE 100 5,935.9 +23.75 +0.40% CAC 40 3,648.63 +10.53 +0.29% DAX 7,653.58 +48.64 +0.64%
Note that the highest growth of 19 industry groups today demonstrated shares of commodity producers. Most of all, this group gained shares Rio Tinto Group (+1,7%).
Shares of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA (BMPS) rose by 3.01% to 22.3 cents on the euro.
The cost of Imagination Technologies Group Plc (IMG) rose by 7.14% to 410.9 pence. As it became known, a British manufacturer of chips for tablets and smartphones is likely to reach an agreement when purchasing business MIPS Technologies Inc. It is assumed that the amount of the transaction is approximately $ 100 million
Shares of Actelion Ltd (ATLN) added 1.11% (up to 45.52 francs), after studies showed that the drug causes them to improve. In other news, now that the company will proceed to the third phase of clinical development.
Ratos price fell 5.2% to 64.90 euros, as the Swedish private equity company said it would cut dividends for 2012 to 3 euros per share from 5.50 euros last year.Shares of Heineken NV (Heia) fell by 0.44% to 49.04 euros after Bank of America Corp. 'S downgraded the shares to' neutral 'from' buy ', but said beer sales will fall from due to the weakening of the European consumer demand.
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