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Europe: Stocks shoot higher at opening bell

European shares rose on Wednesday after reaching 2015 lows as a bruising quarter ended, with a Chinese tax cut boosting automakers while miner Glencore rallied after saying it had no solvency issues.

[PARIS] European stocks shot higher in opening trading on Thursday, benefitting from a Wall Street rally and volatile Chinese markets being closed for a long weekend.

London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares jumped 1.17 to 6,154.12 points, while Paris's CAC 40 index climbed 1.03 per cent to 4,601.75 and in Frankfurt the DAX 30 advanced 1.13 per cent to 10,161.36.