European stocks rose on the first day of June to new heights, with mining, oil and bank shares advancing.
The Stoxx Europe 600
rose 0.8% to close at a fresh record high.
The U.K. FTSE 100
also rose 0.8%, after a three-day break.
The gains came with crude-oil futures
reaching the highest level in more than two years, ahead of the OPEC+ production meeting. Eurostat reported that May consumer prices rose 2% year-over-year, due to rising energy prices.
The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 2% in May, its fourth consecutive monthly rise. By style, value had the best May, with the S&P Europe 350 enhanced value index rising 5%.
Of stocks in the spotlight, Porsche Automobil Holding
rose 5%, as speculation continued that the luxury automobile maker would be separately listed. Porsche Automobil Holdings holds 53% of Volkswagen
which controls Porsche AG, the company that makes the Porsche 911 sports car.
shares tumbled 9%, as the Warsaw-listed videogame maker reported a worse-than-forecast 65% drop in profit, weighed down by the troubled launch of “Cyberpunk 2077,” which currently is being blocked from the Sony PlayStation store due to bugs.