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Banks forge ahead, utilities close behind. Head to the European equities LiveMarkets blog for more.
December 6, 2016 / 3:47 PM / a year ago

Banks forge ahead, utilities close behind. Head to the European equities LiveMarkets blog for more.

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Summary:

** Europe’s STOXX 600 rises, underpinned by rally in utilities

** Italian banks rally strongly

** European bank sector touches highest level since January 2016

** British mid caps lag as spreadbetters tank after regulator tightens rules

** M&A stories boost power firm Drax, biotech group Actelion

** On Wall St, Dow Jones down 0.1 pct, S&P 500 flat (Reporting by Kit Rees)

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