Global Markets Update: European Markets Hit 6-Month High

11:28 AM ET Wed, 1 Feb 2012

Markets in Europe end the day at a 6-month high on renewed hopes for Greece. Markets are boosted by data showing German manufacturing growth. Banks and Chemical companies among day's top gainers. European regulators block NYSE/Deutsche Boerse merger. Yields fall at Portugal auction of 3- and 6-month debt. And iBM reportedly plans to cut 8,000 jobs in Germany. With Jeff Carter, independent trader, on MF Global.