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4/17, 5:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe closes higher after data

Stock markets in Europe closed in the green following fresh economic data released earlier in the day. Eurostat reported that Eurozone reached a surplus of €17.9 billion in the international trade of goods in February, while Eurozone's inflation stood at 1.4% in March. Meanwhile, the European Parliament adopted new rules dedicated to improving the fairness and transparency of online platforms, a move widely seen as another measure for curtailing the powers of the United States-based companies.

The DAX rose 0.47% at the close as Wirecard AG jumped 3.90%.

The CAC 40 ended the trading session up 0.62% thanks to Arcelormittal SA gaining 4.13%.

The FTSE 100 closed flat.

The euro added 0.17% against the US dollar, to sell for $1.1299, while the British pound lost 0.08% against the greenback to go for $1.3038 at 5:34 pm CET.

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