India, Sept. 11 -- European markets ended higher on Wednesday, with investors picking up stocks amid hopes the European Central Bank would announce additional stimulus to boost euro area economic growth.

Markets also reacted positively to the decision of the Chinese government to exempt 16 types of American-made products from additional tariffs as a goodwill move ahead of resumption of trade talks.

The pan European Stoxx 600 ended up 0.85%. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 advanced 0.96%, Germany's DAX gained 0.64% and France's CAC 40 moved up 0.44%, while Switzerland's SMI added 0.78%.

Among other markets in Europe, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Turkey ended with sharp t...