European stocks rose following a positive session in Asia, as the region's new investment regulations finally took effect. The dollar edged higher after five days of declines and Treasuries steadied.
The Stoxx Europe 600 climbed with retailers and health care stocks among the leaders. Equity gauges rose across Asia although Japanese markets remained closed. Emerging market shares also gained for a second session. European bond yields were little changed and the euro retreated for the first time in six days.
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.4 percent as of 8:13 a.m. London time to the highest in a week. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index rose less than 0.05 percent. Germany’s DAX Index increased 0.4 percent.