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European Shares Advance as Commodities Gain – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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European stocks opened slightly higher Monday despite a steep drop in Chinese markets, as a climb in commodity prices and a record finish on Wall Street proved supportive.

The Stoxx Europe 600 inched up 0.3% in the early minutes of trading, led by the basic resources sector. London-traded copper futures climbed 1% to $5,985 a ton, while gold…