LONDON, April 26 French blue chips hit a fresh 9-year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near a 20-month peak.
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LONDON, April 26 European shares pulled back slightly from 20-month highs on Wednesday as some disappointing corporate results weighed, though shares of French luxury group Kering hit a record high after reporting strong sales.
April 26 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 2 points on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.05 percent ahead of the cash market open.
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