Stock indices traded higher on the results of the UK's parliamentary election. The Conservative Party won the election. It seems that the Conservatives with the current Premier Minister David Cameron will have enough seats to have a majority in the parliament.
German industrial production dropped 0.5% in March, missing expectations for a 0.4% rise, after a flat reading in February. February's figure was revised down from a 1.4% increase.
Germany's seasonally adjusted trade surplus narrowed to €19.3 billion in March from €20.0 billion in February. February's figure was revised up from a surplus of €19.7 billion.
The U.K. trade deficit in goods narrowed to £10.1 billion in March from £10.8 billion in February. February's figure was revised down from a deficit of £10.3 billion.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 7,008.62 121.67 1.77 %
DAX 11,467.28 59.31 0.52 %
CAC 40 5,000.93 33.71 0.68 %