Europe stocks steady as eyes on US jobs data

European stocks edged higher on July 8, 2016European stocks were mostly higher Friday as economic fundamentals returned to the fore, with all eyes on a US jobs report expected to give clues on American interest rate policy. Brexit-related uncertainties continued to weigh on London shares, but the pound regained some ground against the dollar and a calmer mood even allowed traders to relax into football chat after France beat Germany in the Euro-2016 semi-finals. “We expect there is more debate this morning about France’s victory over Germany than about Brexit or anything else occupying the market recently,” said analysts at the Aurel BGC brokerage in Paris.

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