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Around the World's Markets: Frankfurt

SHARES CLOSED on the back of Thursday's euro rate cut, with more foreign investors trading on the German market. The Xetra DAX closed at 5,133.92, up 66.16, while the floor DAX ended at 5,124.18, up 55.43. Traders said the market lost some of its optimism on reports that Russia was targeting missiles at some European countries.

BASF closed up 6.78 per cent, and Bayer up 3.43 per cent, after several banks issued strong recommendations.