European shares end higher as growth concerns ease; VW falls again

viernes 25 de septiembre de 2015 13:23 GYT

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* Pan-European index rises 2.8 pct, Italy outperforms

* Auto shares rise 2.5 pct at end of worst week in four years

* Volkswagen falls over 4 pct in rocky session

* Zodiac Aerospace slumps on possible contract loss

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN Sept 25 (Reuters) - European shares ended higher on Friday after testing 2015 lows in the previous session, as concern over the global economy eased and a sell-off of car stocks began to slow.

Yet Volkswagen, the carmaker at the centre of a scandal that wiped out more than 30 billion euros of the sector's market value, continued to suffer as details emerged about how Europe's largest car company rigged emissions tests.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index gained 2.78 percent at 1,374.5 points. The blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index climbed 3.11 percent. The FTSEurofirst was still down almost 1.7 percent this week.   Continuación...