European stocks climb after virus-fuelled losses in Asia

London (AFP) – European stock markets climbed Thursday, despite losses elsewhere, as investors focused on plans to ease some coronavirus lockdown restrictions, while the dollar rose.Oil prices rose modestly, one day after hitting a new 18-year low as traders believe that a producers’ deal to slash output is not large enough to offset a crash in demand caused by coronavirus fallout. “Investors are shrugging off the pessimism and (are) willing to focus on more positive things,” said AvaTrade analyst Naeem Aslam.In afternoon eurozone deals, Paris stocks advanced 0.7 percent and Frankfurt jumped o…

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