Mining stocks rally as European shares rise after China data

miércoles 13 de abril de 2016 06:22 GYT

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* European shares rise after Chinese export grows

* FTSEurofirst and Euro STOXX 50 both rise over 2 pct

* Mining stocks outperform, Italy banks recover

* FTSEurofirst still down 7 pct so far in 2016

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, April 13 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday to a two-week high as a rise in Chinese exports buoyed global stock markets, with mining stocks among the best performers.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 2 percent by 1001 GMT while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 2.5 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...