The Stoxx 600 pared its rally this quarter to 7.2 percent. The London Stock Exchange Group Plc slumped 7.4 percent after saying that European Union regulations will cut income from its Italian central counterparty and may require LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd. to increase capital.
Cap Gemini SA added 1 percent and Atos gained 1.9 percent after Accenture Plc forecast full-year earnings late yesterday that exceeded analysts’ estimates. The world’s second-largest technology consulting company projected earnings of as much as $4.30 a share, exceeding the average analyst estimate of $4.13.
German 10-year bond yields declined three basis points to 1.43 percent. The securities are headed for their sixth straight quarterly advance, the longest run since 1998.
The S&P GSCI has rallied 11 percent during the third quarter, heading for its biggest gain since the first three months of 2011. Crude for November delivery was little changed at $91.86 a barrel in New York.
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