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Autos stocks lead gains as European markets move higher; Danske Bank shares dive 5%

Sam Meredith

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.7 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Market focus is largely attuned to central bank expectations, with the Fed due to kick-off its two-day policy meeting later in the session. May only has two days to secure approval for her deal to leave the European Union if she wants to meet with the bloc's leaders on Thursday with something to offer them in exchange for more time.