European shares up as Sept. U.S. rate rise seen less likely

jueves 27 de agosto de 2015 06:48 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 up around 3 pct

* FTSEurofirst still down around 10 pct in August

* Fed's Dudley: Sept rate hike seems "less compelling"

* Europe bourses in 2015:

* Asset performance in 2015: (Updates prices, adds company news)

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Liisa Tuhkanen

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets after a U.S. central bank official said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell 1.9 percent on Wednesday, bounced back up by around 3 percent, as did the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index .

Bouygues was one of the best performing stocks, rising 6.2 percent after the French conglomerate lifted the profit goal for its telecoms arm.   Continuación...