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Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as oil and bank shares gain

European markets trudged higher Monday, with energy shares among those advancing as trading got underway for the fourth quarter.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.22% was up 0.2% at 343.65. All sectors but the defensive utilities group moved higher.

Topping the index was Henderson Group PLC HGG, +12.28% , whose shares soared 13% after the investment management firm reached a deal for an all-share merger with Janus Capital Group Inc. JNS, +1.52% . The move would give the combined group a market capitalization of $6 billion.

The Stoxx 600 on Friday closed up 0.1%, as Deutsche Bank AG led a turnaround among equities, spurred by talk that the lender may be able to pay a lower-than-anticipated fine to U.S.

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