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After a brief bounce, European indices mostly dipped into the red as investors shifted their focus from politics to monetary policy.
European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.
Spanish energy firm Repsol's shares jumped after it announced it has found a field with enough crude to supply all of needs of Spain for four years.
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ECB fears for the euro zone
Wall Street got a boost on Wednesday from financial stocks and higher oil prices, while the pound hit a three-decade low against the dollar.
The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.
The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.
Share prices in London and around Europe bounced back after the hammering they have taken since Friday.
The Brexit effect is still being felt across world markets….
So much for the British finance minister’s calming words.
The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.