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European stocks kick off week with early rise

European stocks opened higher on Monday, gaining about 0.4% in early action. The Stoxx Europe 600 has climbed 7.9% over the last two weeks on optimism over the slowing spread of the coronavirus and the gradual reopening of economies. Vivendi and Philips each rose after reporting first-quarter results. U.S. stock futures slipped after the powerful Wall Street rally on Friday.
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