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Thursday, Aug 29
EU shares higher on possible delay to Syria action
- As in Asia, shares in Europe are benefiting from a possible delay to Western military action against Syria.
- The FTSE is boosted by Vodafone's 8.4% rise following confirmation that it's in talks to sell its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications.
- EU Stoxx 50 +0.4%, London +0.7%, Paris +0.4%, Frankfurt +0.4%, Italy +1%, Madrid +0.3%.
- ETFs: EZU, VGK, FEZ, EPV, IEV, ADRU, FEP, FDD, UPV, EPV, DFE, FEU, FEEU.