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European markets bounce back after heavy falls

European markets have rebounded today after recording heavy losses on Tuesday following below-par US jobs data and mixed trading signals from China.

At 14.24, the FTSE 100 was up 0.8 per cent to stand at 5640.62, while across Europe the French Cac 40 and the German Dax were both up 1.4 per cent.

Barclays has made the biggest gain in the FTSE 100, having seen its share price jump 4.3 per cent on Wednesday.

Markets across Europe saw heavy losses on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 down more than 2 per cent.

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