Continental European stocks were the big winners from yesterday’s bumper QE programme from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Stock markets across Europe rallied on news of the €60bn a month stimulus programme - which went further than most commentators had forecast.
The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European stocks closed 1.6% higher and property shares were among some of the biggest risers.
Shares in continental giants Unibail and Prologis both closed 2.5% up.
UK stocks also reacted positively, with the FTSE 100 hitting a four-month high and the FTSE REIT index climbing 0.74%.