(ANSA) - Milan, December 19 - Markets rose across Europe on
Thursday, paced by Milan's FTSE-Mib index, as stocks celebrated
the United States Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to
start unwinding the stimulus that Chairman Ben Bernanke had
initiated as measures to help kick-start the economy after the
Italy's FTSE-Mib index gained 1.8% to 18,453 points.
The yield spread between 10-year Italian bonds and the
German benchmark equivalent, a barometer of Italy's borrowing
costs in the eurozone crisis, closed at 220 points with 10-year
yields at 4.1%.
The Frankfurt Dax bourse gained 1.7% at 9,147, while the
Paris Cac 40 Index advanced 1.6 % to 4,177 points.
Madrid's Ibex index advanced 2.3% to 9,664 points.
London's Ftse-100 stock market was up 1.4% to 6,584 points.