European stocks edge higher, led by Nestle and Ferrovial

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* FTSEurofirst 300 rises 0.2 percent

* Nestle gains as sales growth beats expectations

* Burberry slumps after second-half sales fall

* Ferrovial top gainer after Exane upgrade

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, April 14 (Reuters) - European shares climbed to their highest in a month on Thursday, with food company Nestle among the leading gainers after an upbeat earnings update and Ferrovial lifted by a broker upgrade.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen 2.6 percent to close at its highest level since March 14 in the previous session, was up 0.2 percent at 1425 GMT.

The FTSEurofirst remains down around 6 percent since the start of 2016, as concerns about a China-led economic slowdown have hit world stock markets and commodity prices, given China's role as a major consumer of oil and metals.   Continuación...