European Stocks Rise Led by Banks, Mining Companies

European stocks rose for a third day, led by banks and mining companies, after China signaled wider policy support for the economic recovery by allowing insurers to invest more in banks and promoting urbanization. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also gained.
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37:54 - Total SA posted a better-than-expected profit in the second quarter after production and refining surged, almost making up for a crude price slump. The shares rose the most in almost three weeks.
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