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Markets in Europe on the red as investors await Fed verdict; Individual stocks however are mostly higher

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Bourses in Europe struggled to end in a positive note on Wednesday’s closing bell as global investors are anticipating the new monetary policy verdict by Federal Reserve. Swedish firm up as much as 10 percent.

European stocks benchmark Stoxx 600 edged down as much as 0.12 percent on the day, with most sectors and stocks mixed. The German DAX however finished the day higher after notching an all-time high of 12,989.91 on Wednesday afternoon. It jumped more than 1.1 percent during the deal and settled the session higher by 0.48 percent. Stocks from the tech sector are also the leading advancers as it trades 0.5 percent higher.

Basic resources shares also blossomed after the released news suggesting the Chinese investment company Fosun is to propose as much as £224.6 million (287 million in USD) for London-based natural resources company Gemfields. It added more than 13 percent in stocks.

Meanwhile in other stocks, residential property developer in U.K. Bellway was on the positive territory on Wednesday. The shares of the firm declined subsequently when the General Election in the nation ended. However it said on the day that it didn’t perceive demand cooling before the vote, instead it assumes full-year achievements to grow about 10 percent and a full-year operating margin to inch higher by 22 percent.

Swedish global technology group Hexagon was also one of the best performers by rising more than 10 percent on Wednesday following the reports that the software firm was in talks to venture itself to a rival by $20 billion. Hexagon may also decide not to push through the sale according to the Wall Street Journal.  

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