European shares rise, ignoring slump in Greece market

lunes 3 de agosto de 2015 06:40 GYT

* Athens reopens, slumps around 20 percent

* Other major European stock markets gain

* Markets buoyed by HSBC, Heineken results

* Weak China data weigh on mining stocks

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Monday, shrugging off a slump by the Greek stock market when it reopened after closing for five weeks, as strong results from Heineken and banks supported the broader market.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.5 percent and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.4 percent. Germany's DAX advanced 0.5 percent and France's CAC 0.3 percent.

However, Athens' benchmark ATG equity index dropped by around 20 percent, led by shares in the country's major banks .

Trading was suspended in Athens in late June as part of capital controls imposed to stem an outflow of euros that threatened to collapse Greece's banks and hurl the indebted country out of the euro zone.   Continuación...