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European equities closed sharply higher on Monday, having extended gains throughout the session, as investors looked ahead to forthcoming U.S. jobs data.
The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index closed around 1.1 percent higher, with a broad-based rally across all major bourses.
The German DAX provisionally closed 1.8 percent higher, with auto, technology and chemical sectors all climbing higher during the session.
Stock markets in U.S. and Europe will close early this week for the Easter vacation. The focus will remain, however, on non-farm payrolls data from the U.S., which will still be published on Friday.
If the jobs number is stronger than expected, June could be back in play for the first interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. A weaker number could confirm the market's expectations for a slower return to higher rates.
Back in Europe, on Monday, a euro zone index measuring consumer and business confidence posted a better-than-expected rise for March. The index came in at 103.9, better than an estimate for 103.1.
A flash figure for German inflation also showed a slight rebound, meeting met market expectations. A figure for the whole euro zone is due on Tuesday.
In individual stocks news, shares of Yoox were suspended earlier on Monday, after surging at the open. The Italian internet retailer is negotiating a "business combination'" deal with Net-a-Porter. Yoox shares reopened to end almost 10 percent higher.
Shares of global travel retailer Dufry also rallied over 8 percent after it announced it was undertaking a rights issue in order to pay for a planned takeover of Italy's World Duty Free.
Shares of BG Group slipped 2.5 percent after a ratings downgrade and a cut in price target for the oil and gas producer by BMO.