Europe Markets: European stocks recovering from 1-year low as trade-war concerns simmer down

European stocks finished with solid gains Tuesday, breaking a string of losses as concerns about a potential global trade war eased and as investors turned their focus to merger news and other corporate developments.

How markets are moving

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +1.21% bulked up 1.2% to end at 367.57, cutting its year-to-date drop to 5.6%. On Monday, the benchmark fell 0.7% and marked a fourth straight decline, as well as a one-year low.

In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 DAX, +1.56% jumped 1.6% to finish at 11,970.83, and in Paris, the CAC 40 index PX1, +0.98% tacked on 1% to 5,115.74.

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