A day after Fed decision, Europe up on Macron hopes

London • Positive economic news coupled with growing expectations that centrist Emmanuel Macron will be the next French president gave European stock markets a lift Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of the U.S. economy reinforced expectations for more interest rate increases later this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the CAC 40 in France was up 0.9 percent at 5,350 while Germany’s DAX rose 0.9 percent to 12,642. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.4 per...

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