Agence France-PresseFebruary 17, 2014 10:33
European stocks markets advanced on Monday, building on a recent recovery, while investors were increasingly warming to indebted eurozone member Italy.
In foreign exchange trading, the British pound struck the highest point against the dollar for more than four years.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 stocks index gained 0.84 percent to 6,719.70 points in late morning deals.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.13 percent to 9,674.70 points and in Paris the CAC 40 edged up 0.02 percent to 4,340.87.