A brand-new month is getting off on a strong foot, led by Europe and Asia exchange traded funds (ETFs). Several big European banks posted strong earnings, including HSBC and BNP Paribas. HSBC is Europe’s largest bank by market cap. Here are more stories about the two continents that may interest you:

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