European shares rise as DAX and Greek markets make progress

viernes 24 de abril de 2015 10:39 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 percent

* Electrolux and Renault, rise after results

* German Ifo points to strong business morale

* Greek shares up on debt deal optimism

By Alistair Smout

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Friday, boosted by encouraging corporate earnings and upbeat economic data, while prospects for a deal over Greece's debt crisis also lifted Athens' volatile market.

The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.2 percent at 1,624.16 points going into the middle of the trading session. The index reversed most of the previous session's drop and was 1.8 percent below last week's near 15-year peak.

Germany's DAX advanced 0.3 percent, putting it within reach of recent record highs, as data showed that German business morale was at its highest level in almost a year in April.

There was also optimism regarding Greece, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had had a "constructive" meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.   Continuación...