European equity close: DAX hits a three-week high on hopes for Russian natural gas

European stocks added strongly to gains after a report that Russia plans to turn the Nord Stream 1 pipeline back on. That led to a strong day and boosted the DAX to its best levels of the month.

  • German DAX +2.7%
  • Stoxx 600 +1.4%
  • French CAC +1.8%
  • UK FTSE 100 +1.0%
  • Italy MIB +2.4%
  • Spain IBEX +2.1%
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