European stocks climb in thin holiday trade By Reuters

European stocks climb in thin holiday trade By Reuters
European stocks climb in thin holiday trade© Reuters. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Staff

By Anisha Sircar

(Reuters) -European shares eked out slim gains in light holiday trading on Friday, following a recent rally in global shares on signs the Omicron coronavirus variant may not derail global economic recovery.

The pan-European was flat after adding nearly 1% in the previous session. Travel stocks led gains among sectors, rising 0.4% to extend a recent run-up.

London’s added 0.4%, while 40 gained 0.1%.

Stock markets in several countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S. are closed on Friday for Christmas. Bourses in London and France saw shorter trading sessions.

Most Asian markets edged higher and the closed at a record high overnight on positive economic data and as some studies suggested the…

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