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JAN 14, 2013 - MarketWatch

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Europe stocks edge higher with banks in the lead

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets kicked off Monday's trading with slight gains, led by French banking stocks after broker upgrades. Analysts noted debt-buying plans by the Japanese government and a speech by Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, who reportedly said the U.S. economy will grow by 2.5% this year and 3.5% next, as positives for sentiment this morning. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was slightly positive at 287.08, while the French CAC 40 index rose 0.2% to 2,712.53. Shares of Societe Generale SA rose 2.5% and Credit Agricole SA gained 2% after those banks were ... Read More

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