Stock markets up, braving monetary storms


European shares finished higher even as investors fretted over a likely rise in US interest rates and the mobilisation of extra Russian troops indicating the war in Ukraine was set to intensify.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was up by 0.78% to 406.58. Milan's FTSE Mib climbed 1.2% to 22,035.81 alongside, while Germany's...