(ANSA) - Milan, December 20 - Markets advanced across Europe
on Friday, paced by Milan's FTSE-Mib index, as stocks continued
rising in the wake of 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 economic crisis.
Italy's FTSE-Mib index gained 0.6% to 18,565 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 224 points with 10-year
yields at 4.1%.
The Frankfurt Dax bourse climbed up to 9,400, while the
Paris Cac 40 Index advanced 0.4% to 4,193 points.
Madrid's Ibex index was up 0.3% to 9,689 points.
London's Ftse-100 stock market was also up 0.3%, to 6,606