Stock markets gain more composure defying macroeconomic doom


European shares were in positive territory at the close on Monday, with retailers still leading the charge through the afternoon, despite grim GDP figures from the UK and a pessimistic survey in Germany.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 1.76% at 427.75, with Germany's DAX ahead 2.4% at 13,402.27 and the CAC 40 in Paris rising 1.95%...