Mining stocks rally as European shares rise on solid China data
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* European shares rise as solid China data lifts markets
* FTSEurofirst and Euro STOXX 50 both rise over 1 pct
* Mining stocks outperform
* FTSEurofirst still down 7 pct so far in 2016
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday as upbeat Chinese trade data buoyed global stock markets, with mining stocks among the best performers.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 1.4 percent while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 1.7 percent.
The FTSEurofirst remains down around 7 percent so far in 2016, due partly to concerns about a China-led slowdown in the global economy. Continuación...