European stocks markets opened mostly higher on Monday, with miners and drug makers posting some of the biggest gains. The Stoxx 600 Europe (XX:SXXP) +0.35% gained 0.4% to 264.44, lifted by Roche Holding AG (CH:ROG) +1.02% up 1.2% and Novartis AG (CH:NOVN) +0.78% 0.8% higher.
The German DAX 30 index (DX:DAX) +0.98% took on 0.7% to 6,997.08, as BMW AG (DE:BMW) +3.30% rose 2.1%. E.ON AG (DE:EOAN) +0.39% gained 1.2% after a broker upgrade.
The French CAC 40 index (FR:PX1) +0.39% advanced 0.6% to 3,443.16, lifted by Total SA (FR:FP) +2.23% as it prepares to return to its North Sea platform after a gas leak.
The FTSE 100 index (UK:UKX) +0.39%was 0.5% higher at 5,797.79. Miners supported the index and Kazakhmys PLC (UK:KAZ) +1.71% rose 2.2% and Rio Tinto PLC (UK:RIO) +2.16% RIO +2.11 added 2%. These data have been compiled by Market Watch.