European markets closed higher Wednesday, rebounding from mixed trade seen earlier in the week.
The regional Stoxx 600 index rose 0.6% by the close, with mining stocks seeing a sharp turnaround to climb 1.6%. Autos also jumped 2.2% while oil and gas stocks dipped 0.9%. Germany’s blue chip DAX index nudged slightly higher, extending the record level it closed at Tuesday.
Positive momentum was seen elsewhere overnight. Asia-Pacific markets rebounded across the region, following a broad sell-off on Tuesday. Meanwhile, U.S. stocks turned positive in morning trade Wednesday after the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid for a second day Tuesday.
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