LONDON — European stocks kicked off November on a positive note Monday with investors reacting to corporate news and looking ahead to key central bank meetings.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed up 0.7%, with all sectors finishing in positive territory.

Shares of Barclays bank slipped 0.8% after the investment bank announced Monday morning that CEO Jes Staley will stand down following an investigation into his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Barclays said that C.S. Venkatakrishnan (known as Venkat), currently head of global markets at the bank,  will take over as chief executive with immediate effect, subject to regulatory approval.

Read more: Barclays CEO Jes Staley to step down after Epstein probe

Shares of Ryanair rose 1.2% after the budget airline reported its first quarterly profit since before the onset of Covid-19. However, it said it expected to post an annual loss of up to 200 million euros ($231 million) as it would…

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