Europe Markets: European indexes positive amid renewed trade deal hopes; WPP gains 8%

Europe’s markets were in positive territory on Friday, following renewed hopes of a trade deal between the U.S. and China and the latest manufacturing figures from the latter.

The German jobs markets also remained strong in February.

How are markets performing?

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.57% gained 0.6% to 375.17 on Friday after finishing February up 4% for the month.

Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 UKX, +0.59% added a similar amount on the first day of March, rising by 0.6% to 7,119.90 after finishing the previous month up 1.5%.

Germany’s DAX DAX, -2.40% was the region’s top gainer, rising by 1.1% to 11,644.57, with France’s CAC 40 PX1, +0.73% and Italy’s FTSE MIB index I945, +0.56% following close behind, both adding 0.7% to 5,29.96 and 20,799.66, respectively.

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