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6/10, 9:01 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe opens mostly higher with interest rates in focus

Shares on major European stock indices traded mostly higher on Thursday, as investors awaited the decision by the European Central Bank on interest rates in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, tech companies faced intense scrutiny as the United Kingdom reportedly planned an antitrust investigation into Amazon.com, while Italy accused Booking.com of tax evasion. Meanwhile, the G7 summit is getting closer with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for better international economic ties ahead of the meeting.

The DAX increased 0.18% at the opening bell, with Merck rising 1.13%. The FTSE 100 was 0.06% higher, as BT Group plc gained 3.10%. The CAC 40 opened flat.

The euro declined 0.12% against the dollar trading for $1.21650 at 9:03 am CET, while the pound dropped 0.09% against the American currency selling for $1.41078 a minute later.

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