European stocks opened higher Friday, buoyed by a strong Wall Street finish as well as data showing rising Chinese industrial production. The Stoxx Europe 600
SXXP,
+1.05%

] rose 1.1% and the U.K. FTSE 100
UKX,
+1.23%

added 1.3%. Cruise operator Carnival
CCL,
+7.92%

surged 9% and easyJet
EZJ,
+7.39%

climbed 5%. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average
YM00,
+0.35%

edged up 86 points.


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