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European markets head for a higher open as investors look ahead to ECB meeting


European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde speaks as she presents the bank’s Annual Report to the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, eastern France, on February 26, 2024.

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European stocks are expected to open higher Wednesday, with investors in the region looking ahead to the next meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB).

The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 42 points higher at 8,274, Germany’s DAX up 88 points at 18,501, France’s CAC 40 up 46 points at 7,983 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 174 points higher at 34,491, according to data from IG.



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