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European Shares Rise as Investors Shake Off Virus, Inflation Fears

The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.6% after ending Wednesday with its fifth straight quarter of gains. Germany’s DAX also jumped 0.6% as data showed retail sales in Europe’s biggest economy rebounded in May.

(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru and Julien Ponthus in London; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)