Europe Markets: H&M leads retail sector higher as European stocks edge up
European stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday amid signs of an economic recovery across the globe, with the retail sector rallying on better-than-expected results.
The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP,
U.S. stocks ended higher Monday, boosted by a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity and positive vaccine trial news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
In the world’s second-largest economy, China reported its first rise in retail sales since the pandemic. In the U.K., the unemployment rate edged higher in what one economist said was a labor market in a holding pattern while the country’s job-retention program runs through October.
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