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Europe: Stocks close sharply higher on Fed hike delay hopes


[PARIS] Europe's main stock markets closed sharply higher Monday as investors saw the US Fed holding off on a quick interest rate hike, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies climbing 2.57 per cent to 6,287.73 points.

In the eurozone, Paris' CAC 40 index finished up 3.54 per cent at 4,616.90 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 2.74 per cent to 9,814.79.