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The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 1.1 percent to 257.86. The Stoxx 50 Index rose 0.8 percent to 2,453.52. The Euro Stoxx 50 Index, a benchmark measure for nations using the euro, gained 1.6 percent to 2,460.40.
Anglo American Plc (AAL LN): A Chilean judge upheld a ruling that bans the mining company from selling a 49.5 percent stake in its Sur unit in the South American country. State-owned copper company Codelco is seeking to protect an option to buy 49 percent of Sur. The shares rose 3.1 percent to 2,737 pence.
Areva SA (AREVA FP): The French maker of nuclear reactors and fuel said its backlog rose 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, offsetting order cancellations tied to the nuclear accident near Fukushima, Japan, in March. Areva rose 0.6 percent to 19.38 euros.
France Telecom SA (FTE FP): Apax Partners LLP plans to raise 1.4 billion Swiss francs ($1.5 billion) of loans and bonds for its leveraged buyout of the French phone company’s Orange Switzerland mobile-phone unit, two people with knowledge of the deal said. The shares rose 2.7 percent to 11.50 euros.
K+S AG (SDF GY): The world’s largest producer of salt has sent salt shipments from its subsidiary in Chile to China for the first time as it may become a supplier for the country’s chemical industry. The shares rose 1.6 percent to 37.39 euros.
SeaEnergy Plc (SEA LN): The Scottish renewable energy company will continue to focus on developing businesses that service offshore wind farms after announcing Steve Remp will step down as executive chairman. SeaEnergy rose 2.5 percent to 25.38 pence.
Technip SA (TEC FP): The oil services company said it held 98.6 percent of the share capital of Cybernetix SA (CYBX FP) and 98.57 percent of the voting rights of the robot systems maker after a share offer that ended on Jan. 20. The shares gained 1.1 percent to 72.36 euros.
ThyssenKrupp AG (TKA GY): The German metal producer’s supervisory board may approve the sale of its Inoxum stainless steel unit to Finland’s Outokumpu Oyj (OUT1V FH) at a special meeting next week, Financial Times Deutschland reported, without saying where it got the information. ThyssenKrupp advanced 4.5 percent to 22.14 euros.
Volkswagen AG (VOW3 GY): Europe’s biggest carmaker may bring the new version of its iconic VW Microbus to the U.S. as it aims to boost sales of VWs and Audis to 1 million in the nation by 2018. The shares rose 2 percent to 139.75 euros.