European shares touch two-month high on hopes for a Ukraine ceasefire

miércoles 3 de septiembre de 2014 13:03 GYT

(Updates prices at settle)

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct

* Investors bet on eastern Ukraine ceasefire after Russia talks

* ECB stimulus bets further support market

* Hermes falls on LVMH deal

* Hugo Boss drops after share placement

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday and a key index climbed to a two-month high on speculation about a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and more stimulus from the European Central Bank.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine might be reached this week, which some took as an attempt to show the West he was trying to de-escalate the conflict.   Continuación...