European stocks rose, erasing earlier declines, as former Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos attempted to form a coalition government.
Deutsche Telekom AG gained 3.5 percent as the company posted earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates. KBC Groep NV surged after reporting a smaller-than-estimated drop in profit.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 percent to 250.13 at 12:42 p.m. in London. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures expiring in June added 0.5 percent today, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell less than 0.1 percent.
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