LONDON — European stock markets made gains in midmorning trading on Tuesday, with the DAX in Frankfurt leading the way.

The German market climbed 1.6 percent to 9,978.39, followed by the CAC 40 in Paris, 1.1 percent to 4,362.00, and the FTSE MIB in Milan, 0.6 percent to 19,878.94. The FTSE 100 in London gained 0.5 percent to 5,901.49.

The euro traded at $1.09, while the pound fetched $1.45 and the Swiss franc equaled $1.00 at 11 a.m. CET.

Retail and luxury stocks were on the upswing, with the morning’s biggest gainers including Tesco, 5.4 percent to 1.53 pounds; Gemfields, 4 percent to 0.46 pounds; Debenhams, 15 percent to 0.76 pounds;, 4.7 percent to 31.68 pounds; Burberry Group, 2.5 percent to 11.11 pounds, and Salvatore Ferragamo, 4.9 percent to 21.64 euros.

Among the very few stocks that lost ground were Italia Independent, 1.9 percent to 24.44 euros; and MySale Group, 1.2 percent to 0.41 pounds.

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