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French stocks down after Paris attack

European stocks struggled for direction on Friday, with France’s benchmark index sliding after a suspected terror attack in Paris just days ahead of a presidential election vote.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.00% rose 0.1% to 378.50, trimming its weekly loss to 0.6%.

The pan-European benchmark on Thursday rose 0.2%, buoyed by a rally in French stocks. The CAC 40 index PX1, -0.54% jumped 1.5%, its biggest one-day percentage gain since early March. That rally in Paris came as markets started to price in the prospect of a win for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

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