European shares touch multi-year highs, DAX sets new record

viernes 20 de febrero de 2015 13:39 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 rises 0.3 pct, at 7-year highs

* $5.8 bln inflows to European equities -BoAML

* DAX sets new record peaks

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Blaise Robinson

LONDON/PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European stock markets touched new multi-year highs on Friday, with the German market near record levels, as euro zone finance ministers prepared another attempt at reaching a deal on Greece.

Germany's DAX closed up 0.4 percent at 11,050.64 points - its highest ever closing level and near a record intraday peak of 11,081.81 points set earlier in the day.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk rose 4.4 percent after positive trial results for one of its products, while miner Eramet jumped 11.8 percent after better-than-expected results.

Novo Nordisk was among the best performers on the blue-chip European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which rose 0.3 percent to 1,525.51 points, at seven-year highs.

The Greek stalemate overshadowed data pointing to growth in Germany and France. Greece's new prime minister said on Friday he was certain euro zone finance ministers would accept Athens' request for an extended loan as EU paymaster Germany softened its hostile tone.   Continuación...