European markets rode a global rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday, helped by the first signs of cooperation from Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatists over the downed Malaysian Airlines plane.
After days of uncertainty, a train carrying the remains of some of the almost 300 victims arrived in Ukrainian government territory and separatist leaders have handed Malaysian authorities the aircraft’s flight recorders.
That helped settle market nerves, lifting shares both in Europe and Asia and pushing back many of the safe-haven assets like the yen, gold and government bonds that have been in demand over the last week.
Europe’s FTSEurofirst 300 index climbed 1 percent as the main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris all made ground and dollar-traded stocks in Moscow saw their first rise in almost two weeks.
Wall Street futures pointed to U.S. markets starting up around 0.3 percent and the rouble also firmed, trading 0.6 percent stronger against the dollar at 34.90 and almost 1 percent on the euro at 47.10.
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