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European equity markets advance Tuesday

European equity markets notched modest gains Tuesday, as market participants digest the recent G7 statement and eye the vaunted ECB President Draghi Speech at 15:30 GMT later today.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the FTSE 100 climbed +0.32% as it settled in region of 6297.16, up +20.10 points. In addition, the DAX ended in positive territory, operating at 7652.70, ascending +18.96 points or +0.25% in these moments. Finally, the CAC 40 notched an advance of +0.50% today, settling at 3668.79 after gaining +18.21 points.

In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $97.29 Tuesday, while gold has stabilized at USD $1647.14.

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