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4/29, 9:02 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe opens higher amid earnings, data

Major European indexes opened higher on Friday as investors digested the latest batch of corporate earnings, including reports from AstraZeneca, Eni and NatWest, and kept an eye on incoming data reports. UK house prices figures were released before the bell, while German and Eurozone GDP reports, as well as Eurozone inflation data, are due for release later in the day.

The FTSE increased 0.43% at 9:00 am CET. Glencore, up 3.09%, led the gains.

The DAX rose 0.80% at 9:02 am CET. The best performer was MTU Aero Engines, whose shares jumped 3.39% at 9:03 am CET.

The CAC 40 climbed 0.78% at 9:00 am CET with Saint-Gobain rising 3.65%.

The euro added 0.41% against the dollar to go for 1.05420 at 9:01 am CET and the pound gained 0.63% compared to the greenback to sell for 1.25359 at the same time.

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