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European markets edge higher Thursday

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - European stock indices continued to rise Thursday –beginning with the indices and composites, the EURO STOXX 50 grew +0.27% as it settles in region of 2668.44, up +7.06 points in these moments. In addition, the FTSE 100 index is trading in positive territory, operating at 6348.79, advancing +22.94 points or +0.36% at the time of writing. Finally, the DAX broke slightly higher, oscillating in the zone of 7852.07, after a movement of +41.43 points and up +0.53%.

In terms of commodities, the price of gold and silver is trading at USD $1557.60 and $27.58 per oz. respectively. In addition, the price of crude is negotiating a price of USD $94.51/bbl.

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