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European markets advance, tracking global gains – CNBC

European stocks climbed on Thursday, tracking gains overnight in the Asia-Pacific markets following a rise in the U.S. stock futures.

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LONDON European stocks climbed on Thursday, tracking gains overnight in the Asia-Pacific markets following a rise in the U.S. stock futures.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 gained 0.4% by late morning trade, with health care stocks adding 1.1% to lead gains while the insurance sector slid 0.8%.
The upward momentum for European stocks comes after a similarly upbeat session in Asia-Pacific overnight, boosted by U.S. trading; Asian stocks mostly rose on Thursday after the S&P 500 nudged higher to a record…

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