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August 15, 2013

10 stocks earning their money’s worth in euros

Time to give your investment portfolio a European flair

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Remember the “green shoots” that marked an early turning point for the U.S. economy? Those hopeful seedlings now seem to be taking root in Europe.

In recent weeks investors have seen increasing signs that the worst is over, over there. European government bond yields are rising as economic prospects improve, and global fund managers' European optimism is at a nine-year high.

Investors are eagerly watching for further signs of growth, and though some observers caution that it’s too soon to be euphoric, the euro-zone’s second-quarter GDP result early Wednesday could herald the beginning of the end of the region’s Draconian recession.

If your portfolio lacks international appeal and you want to know where to put money with Europe on the mend, take a look at these 10 stocks.

— Jonathan Burton

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