Stock indices closed higher as the European Commission said that it commits €2 billion to help Greece and on quantitative easing by the European Central Bank.
Eurozone's adjusted current account surplus rose to €29.4 billion in January from €22.5 billion in December. December's figure was revised up from a surplus of €17.8 billion. Analysts had expected a surplus of €21.3 billion.
The public sector net borrowing in the U.K. climbed to £6.2 billion in February from -£8.9 billion in January, exceeding expectations for a rise to £7.7 billion. January's figure was revised up from -£9.7 billion.
The decline was driven by a strong recovery income taxes.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 7,022.51 60.19 0.86 %
DAX 12,039.37 139.97 1.18 %
CAC 40 5,087.49 50.31 1.00 %