MADRID – European stock markets opened higher on Monday, tracking gains out of Asia, while U.S. stock futures pointed south after last week's disappointing jobs data. The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.3% to 331.08, led by banks with a 1.3% rise for Banco Santander SA and a 1% rise for BNP Paribas SA after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision eased the leverage-ratio rule for banks on Sunday. Shares of Suedzucker AG jumped 6.5% after the sugar producer backed its full-year outlook. Other gainers included Debenhams PLC and Peugeot SA , up around 4% each. The German DAX 30 index rose 0.2% to 9,493.86, while the French CAC 40 index rose 0.3% to 4,263.20. The FTSE 100 index added 0.1% to 6.749.93.
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