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June 11 (Reuters) – European stocks extended their gains for a sixth session on Friday, supported by hopes that major central banks will remain accommodative despite signs of rising inflation, while gains by miners and agencies of trips supported regional indices.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.1% at 07:15 GMT and was on track for a fourth consecutive weekly gain.
Miners jumped 1.0%, increasing Britain’s commodity-rich FTSE 100 0.3%, while travel and leisure stocks rebounded from the decline in the previous session.
Dutch tech investor Prosus rose 0.7%, saying he expected annual earnings per share to nearly double last year.
French reinsurer Scor jumped 5.5% after Covea, the company’s largest shareholder, agreed to an orderly exit from the company following a settlement following a frustrated takeover attempt and legal disputes that resulted from it. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bangalore; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)