Euro zone investor morale shrugs off French election fears

Investor sentiment in the euro zone improved more than expected in April to remain at the highest level in almost 10 years on Monday, shrugging off risks linked to a closely watched presidential election in France. The Frankfurt-based Sentix research group's euro zone index rose to 23.9 points, its highest level since August 2007. The index last month rose to 20.7 from 17.4 in February as concern dissipated that global political risks could end an economic upswing. REUTERS