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European stocks advanced, with the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index rebounding from its biggest drop in 19 months. U.S. futures gained and Asian shares were little changed.
European Union finance ministers meet today in Luxembourg to discuss proposals for bank supervision, focusing on laws for the resolution of failed banks.
The European Central Bank probably won't take over as euro-area bank supervisor until the end of 2014, in part because of German approval procedures, according to two European officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. This contrasts with an initial goal of moving to the new system in March, later pushed back to July.
A gauge of commodity producers on the Stoxx 600 rebounded from the lowest level since July 2009. Rio Tinto added 1.2 percent to 2,705.5 pence, Antofagasta rose 1.5 percent to 836.5 pence, while Glencore Xstrata Plc climbed 1 percent to 295.5 pence.
Bayer increased 1.7 percent to 81.95 euros after Goldman Sachs raised its rating on the maker of drugs and agricultural chemicals to buy from neutral, saying the price doesn't reflect recent earnings and growth improvements.
SAP AG declined 2 percent to 55.52 euros. U.S. peer Oracle Corp., the largest maker of database software, late yesterday posted quarterly of sales that missed estimates and forecast profit for the current quarter at the lower end of analysts' projections.
FTSE 100 6,225.67 +66.16 +1.07%
CAC 40 3,733.42 +34.49 +0.93%
DAX 7,965.4 +36.92 +0.47%
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