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European Stocks Rise

European stocks advanced for a second day as A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc climbed after posting earnings. 

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S jumped 4 percent after raising its full-year profit forecast. 

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc added 1.7 percent after reporting a smaller sales decline than analysts had predicted. ThyssenKrupp AG advanced 1.9 percent following a report that it plans to dispose of some businesses.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.4 percent to 335.07 at 9:05 a.m. in London. The equity benchmark rallied 1.2 percent yesterday as talks between Ukraine and Russia eased concern about the conflict between the two countries. European equities remain 4.2 percent below the six-year high they reached June 10.