European shares advance, Greek stocks hover near 3-year lows

viernes 19 de junio de 2015 04:40 GYT

* Athens' ATG edges up but remains close to 3-year lows

* Copenhagen stocks rise after Denmark election result

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* Asset performance in 2015:

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - European shares gained ground on Friday, boosted by a rise in French telecom stocks and at steelmaker Thyssenkrupp, although persistent concerns over Greece kept a lid on the overall progress.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.8 percent, as did the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index . Germany's DAX advanced 0.7 percent while France's CAC climbed 0.8 percent.

French telecoms group Numericable rose 2.9 percent while Orange progressed 1 percent after France announced a mobile spectrum sale.

Thyssenkrupp also advanced 2.7 percent after Citigroup upgraded its rating on the stock to "buy" from "neutral".   Continuación...