Strong PMIs boost Asian, European stocks

|By:, SA News Editor
Asian and European shares (FEZ) rise following strong manufacturing PMI data out of China - the official print at least - and Europe, and ahead of monetary policy announcements from the BOE and ECB. Japan +2.5%, Hong Kong +0.9%, China +1.8%, India +0.2%. EU Stoxx 50 +0.6%, London +0.2%, Paris +0.3%, Frankfurt +0.7%, Madrid +0.4%, Milan +1.25%.