European stocks close higher

Europe's main markets closed slightly higher Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies up 0.24 percent at 6,846.74 points.

In the eurozone, the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.74 percent to end the day at 4,971.37 points, and Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.60 percent to 11,332.78 points.

Athens' main index surged 8.16 percent to 823.16 points on optimism that Greece could be close to a rescue deal with its EU-IMF creditors.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.75170.000.00%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.48280.000.00%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.67640.000.00%
    AUDEUR=X