Greek deal hopes keep European stocks at seven-year high

February 20, 2015 1:34 PM

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Greek deal hopes keep European stocks at seven-year high

LONDON (Reuters) - European share markets hovered near seven-year highs on Friday as investors grew more confident that euro zone finance ministers would reach a deal that would allow Greece to receive funding and stay in the euro zone.

U.S. stock futures indicated a slightly firmer opening on Wall Street, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq index closing in on the all-time high touched 15 years ago as investors also focused on signs of economic improvement across the developed world.

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