A closely watched survey indicates that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone struck a 6-year high in April.
The eurozone economy grew by a solid, if unspectacular, quarterly rate of 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year, official figures showed Wednesday.
Eurozone stock markets rose Thursday as investors zoned in on the upcoming French presidential election, while London fell further as the pound rose against the dollar.
London's stock market flattened Wednesday following the previous session's sharp fall that had been triggered by a rallying pound after Britain called a snap general election.
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Turkish stocks and the lira strengthened on Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a referendum on expanding his powers, with investors hoping the outcome would bring much-needed stability.
A steam train clocked 100 miles (161 kilometers) per hour on Britain's mainline railway network for the first time in almost 50 years on Wednesday.
European stock markets drifted apart in subdued trade on Tuesday, as investors took to the sidelines following last week's Syria strike and saber-rattling on the Korean Peninsula.
Rising clothing and food prices kept British annual inflation at its highest level in three and a half years in March, official data showed on Tuesday.
A surge in global use of lithium, a key component in electric batteries, is leading to the revival of a centuries-long mining tradition in the Czech Republic's Ore Mountains.