GLOBAL MARKETS-Greece to repay IMF, European stocks at seven-year high

April 9, 2015 11:51 AM

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LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - World stocks marched higher on Thursday, lifted by Greece's confirming it will pay a 450 million-euro loan tranche to the International Monetary Fund and growing expectations the U.S. will not raise interest rates until the latter part of the year.

European markets also welcomed German industrial output and trade data, which showed the continent's largest economy ticking along nicely in February.

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