Germany's DAX 30 Index Jumps Above 12,000 For First Time

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Germany's DAX 30 index jumped to an all-time intra-day high on Monday, climbing above the 12,000 mark for the first time ever. The index briefly touched 12,001.98, but fell back to trade up 0.8% at 11,991.92 at the latest. The German benchmark has rallied 22% since the start of 2015, as the country's exporters benefit from the weak euro . The shared currency is trading around a 12-year low against the dollar, weakened by the European Central Bank's aggressive quantitative-easing program. On Monday, shares of Siemens AG , up 1.8%, and K+S AG , up 1.7%, helped lift the DAX index.

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