LONDON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
On Friday 29 June, it was not only the FTSE 100 that benefited following the EU Summit deal - the Euro also jumped against the US dollar as surprise emergency measures to fight the eurozone debt crisis were announced.
Marathon talks at the previous day's summit (28 June) resulted in an agreement between European leaders in the early hours of Friday morning to offer Spain and Italy emergency aid.
Market Reaction to EU Summit Agreement
In early morning trading on Friday, a quick but positive reaction was seen across world stocks with the FTSE 100 gaining over 1%, and 2% gains on the DAX 30 and CAC 40.
Out of all European stock indices, it was Spain and Italy that led the gains; rallying 2.3% by mid-morning.
Understandably, confidence infiltrated the currencies market - specifically the euro, which jumped over 1% higher against the US dollar before midday.
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