European shares get earnings lift, Greece lags

martes 21 de abril de 2015 06:42 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct

* Publicis, Actelion, Sky, ARM up over 4 pct after results

* Credit Suisse shares fall, brokers cite capital concerns

* Worries about ECB help hit shares in Athens

* Additional inflows on horizon from investors -fund mngr

By Lionel Laurent and Francesco Canepa

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - A raft of positive company earnings updates pushed European stock markets higher on Tuesday, with the Greek market a notable outlier as worries mounted about its banking sector.

Publicis, Sky, ARM Holdings were all up more than 4 percent after reporting results.

European companies are heading for their best earnings season in four years, sharply outperforming their U.S. counterparts on the back of a weak euro and improving economic conditions driven by the European Central Bank's bond-buying stimulus plan.   Continuación...