European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise
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LONDON Dec 23 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Wednesday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. equity markets.
Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, German DAX, French CAC and Britain's FTSE were all up by between 1-1.2 percent.
European stock markets had closed down flat on Tuesday at the end of a volatile's day trading, which saw Spanish equities rebound from an earlier sell-off caused by concerns over a political deadlock in Madrid.
U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved AztraZeneca's drug Zurampic to treat a condition associated with gout to be used in combination with another type of drug that reduces production of uric acid in the body.