European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise as Chinese data buoys markets
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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Wednesday, as upbeat Chinese trade data buoyed global stock markets.
Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were all up between 1.2-1.4 percent, while Britain's FTSE futures rose 0.7 percent.
China's exports in March returned to growth for the first time in nine months, adding to further signs of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy that cheered regional investors.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.6 percent on Tuesday, helped by gains at mining stocks which could outperform again on Wednesday given the solid data from China, which is the world's biggest consumer of metals.
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