European stocks and global bond yields rose on Tuesday, with investor sentiment bolstered by historically low U.S. stock market volatility, last weekend's French presidential election result and solid corporate earnings.
Europe's index of leading 300 shares rose 0.5 percent to a near-two year high of 1,555 points, Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to a record high, and Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.6 percent.
Asian stocks did not perform as well, with China's seventh consecutive decline - the longest losing streak for four years - weighing on the region more broadly.
U.S. futures pointed to a slightly higher opening on Wall Street.
All Times EST
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