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MarketWatch I European Markets at Close Report -April 22, 2013-: Europe stocks trim gains after U.S. housing data

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By Sara Sjolin , MarketWatch    LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stocks trimmed gains on Monday after U.S. home sales unexpectedly declined in March, while bank shares rallied after Italy re-elected its president.  The Stoxx Europe 600 index XX:SXXP +0.16% gained 0.2% to close at 285.68, after trading as high as 287.87 during the session.  Spain's plan for fixing its economy In Washington, D.C., for the G-20 meeting, Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos tells WSJ's Jonathan House what his plans are for fixing the euro zone's fourth-largest economy.  The index dropped 2.5% last week after Chinese growth data missed expectations. Year-to-date, however, the index is up 2.1%. 

Correction: European Markets at Close Report I MarketWatch -April10, 2013-.: Strong China import demand boosts Europe stocks

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By Sara Sjolin , MarketWatch    LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets rallied to close at the highest level in a week on Wednesday, boosted by data showing Chinese demand for imports surged in March as well as comments on extending bailout programs for Ireland and Portugal.  The broad-based gains further tracked solid performances in the U.S., where the S&P 500 index SPX +1.22%  climbed to an intraday record.  The Stoxx Europe 600 index XX:SXXP +1.78% rallied 1.8% to close at 293.19, the best daily performance since early March. A rush to sell gold in Japan The weak yen has triggered a gold rush, literally, in Japan as families sell items to take ad