European shares rise helped by miners, banks; LVMH hit by sales miss
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* Pan-European index up 0.3 percent
* Disappointing LVMH update weighs on sector after
* Miners lead gainers on firmer copper prices
* Italian banks rise but rally loses momentum
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher on Tuesday, helped by gains among miners and banking stocks, but luxury good companies were among the worst performers after a disappointing update at LVMH.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index were up 0.3 percent and 0.5 percent respectively by 0954 GMT.
LVMH fell 2 percent after the luxury goods industry leader posted first-quarter sales below forecasts as tourist shopping in key markets such as France and Hong Kong remained low. Continuación...