Germany's Dax set for 9th weekly gains as European shares rise

viernes 13 de marzo de 2015 04:14 GYT
 

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - European shares edged up at the open on Friday, setting up Germany's Dax index for its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998, as traders added to their bets on an economic recovery in Europe.

Sectors which are exposed to the domestic economy and the euro, which hit a 12-year low against the dollar this week, led gains. Automakers, travel & leisure and real estate were all up 0.6-0.7 percent at 0813 GMT.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.1 percent at 1,575.89 points.

The DAX was set for its ninth consecutive weekly gain, the longest winning streak in 17 years.

The FTSE, however, was down 2.2 percent from last Friday's close. (Reporting by Francesco Canepa; Editing by Alistair Smout)