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Technology stocks lead Europe higher ahead of business activity data

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June 23 (Reuters) - European technology stocks jumped on Wednesday after a record finish for their U.S. peers overnight, while the pan-European STOXX 600 hovered below record highs as investors awaited business activity data from across the euro zone.

The benchmark STOXX 600 was up 0.2%, while the technology index rose 0.6% and was among the biggest sectoral gainers. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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