January 5, 2018 / 10:26 AM / 6 months ago

LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot: STOXX 600 in striking distance of all time high

    * European stocks extend rally
    * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records
    * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data
    * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss

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    CLOSING SNAPSHOT: STOXX 600 IN STRIKING DISTANCE OF ALL TIME HIGH (1715 GMT) 
    If it continues at this pace, the STOXX 600 is bound to hit its all time high in the next
couple of weeks. At 397.35 points, it needs about 4.5% to beat the 415.18 points it reached on
April 15 2015.
    Here's your closing snapshot and see you on Monday:
 
 
  (Julien Ponthus) 
    
    
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