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Europe: Stocks close with small gains


[PARIS] Europe's main stock markets closed with gains on Wednesday after a day of seesaw trading as the euro rose sharply against the dollar.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index eeked out a 0.09 per cent gain to 6,933.74 points on the eve of Britain's most unpredictable election in living memory.

The CAC 40 in Paris rose 0.15 per cent to 4,981.59 and the DAX in Frankfurt climbed 0.20 per cent to 11,350.15 points.