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Europe: Stocks close mixed

[PARIS] Europe's main stock markets closed mixed on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index surging 1.57 per cent to 6,945.20 points after the British government raised its 2015 growth forecast in a rousing budget statement.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index however lost 0.48 per cent to 11,922.77 points, while the CAC 40 in Paris finished flat at 5,033.42 points.