European shares lifted by rise in auto and mining stocks

jueves 1 de octubre de 2015 04:15 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.5 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct

* Traders hope for more stimulus measures in China

* Firmer metals prices boost mining stocks

* VW considering steps to prop up credit rating -sources

* Glencore rallies after upbeat notes from Citi and Barclays

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday as a rebound in mining stocks and gains in the automotive sector lifted the region's markets back up following the end of a bruising third quarter.

European stocks were also supported by gains overnight on Asian and U.S. equity markets, with some traders viewing more weak Chinese data as a sign that Beijing may undertake further measures to bolster the country's economy.

However, shares in telecoms group Altice fell by 3.3 percent after Altice announced a capital increase to help fund its takeover of Cablevision.   Continuación...