European Indexes Advance

Markets posted solid gains as U.S. futures pointed to another rise on Wall Street

London: The FTSE 100 stays strong ahead of the US open. Futures point to a flat open on Wall Street ahead of CPI data. The Bank of Japan has kept rates on hold at 0.5%, as expected. Euro zone government bonds are lower, tracking a fall in US Treasuries and ahead of US CPI data. The British pound is at US$1.9701. The Japanese yen slumps to a 15-year low vs. the pound following BoJ governor Toshihiko Fukui's comments.

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