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European stocks recover from 2016 low as miners, tech advance
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12 October 9.06am

Hargreaves Lansdown is not responsible for this article's content or accuracy and may not share the author's views. News and research are not personal recommendations to deal. All investments can fall in value so you could get back less than you invest. Article originally published by Bloomberg.

European equities rebounded from slumping to 2016 lows yesterday as all sectors advanced, led by tech and mining shares.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.9 percent, trimming the weekly drop to 3.6 percent, which would still make it the worst week since March. SAP jumped 2.4 percent, after Deutsche Bank recommended buying the stock after the sell-off, and Glencore added 2.2 percent.

European stocks slumped to the lowest level since December 2016 on Thursday as rising interest rates led investors to rotate out of their equity holdings and as concerns about the U.S.-China trade spat remained in focus. Although U.S. economic growth remains robust, traders are wondering when the impact from the tax reform will start dissipating, which would weigh on corporate earnings and stocks.

“European equities are under-owned and look oversold,” said Emmanuel Cau, head of European strategy at Barclays Bank Plc. “At the same time, Europe could be a relative beneficiary if the rotation into value were to continue as the U.S. is biased towards growth. However, Europe is unlikely to outperform if U.S. equities keep falling.”

©2018 Bloomberg L.P. This article was written by Ksenia Galouchko from Bloomberg and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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Article originally published by Bloomberg. Hargreaves Lansdown is not responsible for its content or accuracy and may not share the author's views. News and research are not personal recommendations to deal. All investments can fall in value so you could get back less than you invest.

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