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European stocks climbed the most in almost two months, led by commodity producers and banks, as data showed manufacturing in China and the euro area expanded.Kloeckner & Co SE fell 4 percent as Credit Suisse Group AG recommended selling the stock.The equity gauge climbed 2.3 percent in the second quarter, capping the longest stretch of quarterly advances since 2010, and sending its rally for the year to 4.1 percent. The gains came even as the index lost 0.7 percent in June as violence in Iraq and disappointing economic data outweighed the European Central Bank's stimulus measures. BNP Paribas climbed 3.6 percent to 51.33 euros.The bank said it intends to pay a 2014 dividend of 1.50 euros a share, unchanged from last year, even as it will take a second-quarter charge of 5.8 billion euros ($7.9 billion).
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