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Europe: Stocks finish higher, London hits record

[PARIS] Europe's main stock markets closed higher on Tuesday with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index hitting its highest level on record, up 0.54 per cent to 6.949.63 points.

Greece's benchmark ATHEX index soared 9.81 per cent to close at 937.96 points after eurozone finance ministers backed a four-month extension to the country's bailout.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index finished the day up 0.67 per cent to 11,205.74 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 rose 0.50 per cent to 4,886.44 points.

AFP

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