The Stoxx Europe 600 Index increased 0.7% to 324.99 at 4:30 p.m. in London, taking its advance this week to 0.8%. The equity benchmark rallied 1.5% yesterday as the European Central Bank left interest rates at a record low.
Treasuries rose for the first time in seven days while Britain’s pound touched to the lowest level since 2010 versus the dollar after U.K. industrial production unexpectedly fell. Most U.S. stocks fell.
Treasury 10-year yields touched 2% for the first time since April after U.S. durable-goods orders climbed more than forecast. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index retreated following an eight-day rally, its longest since 2004.