Hopes of Greek deal add to stock gains in Europe

London • Growing hopes of a potential Greek bailout deal that will allow the country to stay in the euro helped European stock markets rally hard Thursday. The mood was already positive following an Asian rebound in the wake of Chinese government measures aimed at stabilizing free-falling share prices took hold. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX spiked 2 percent to 10,966 while the CAC-40 in France rose 2.4 percent to 4,749. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 1.4 percent high...

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