European shares get earnings lift, Greece lags

martes 21 de abril de 2015 12:40 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct

* Publicis, Actelion, Sky, ARM rally after results

* Credit Suisse shares fall, brokers cite capital concerns

* Worries about ECB funding hit shares in Athens

* Additional inflows on horizon from investors - fund

By Lionel Laurent and Francesco Canepa

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - Positive company earnings updates pushed European shares higher on Tuesday, with the Greek stock market a standout loser as worries mounted about its banking sector.

Publicis, Sky and ARM Holdings closed between 3.9 and 6.2 percent higher after results.

European companies are heading for their best earnings season in four years, sharply outperforming 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...