European shares up, Germany's DAX outperforms after data
LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European equities climbed higher on Tuesday, with Germany's benchmark DAX share index outperforming the broader stock market after a strong set of German trade data.
At 0711 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.0 percent at 1,413.52 points, while the DAX was up 1.2 percent.
German exports and imports hit record highs in value terms in July, suggesting foreign appetite for goods from Europe's largest economy remained robust despite a slowdown in China, while domestic demand was also holding up well.
Analysts said a late bounce in Chinese stocks had also helped sentiment. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.9 percent after falling earlier in the session.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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