Strong trading updates help European shares to three-month high

martes 19 de abril de 2016 12:33 GYT

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* Pan-European index ends at highest since Jan. 6

* L'Oreal, Publicis, Roche rise after positive updates

* Miners hit highest since November

By Atul Prakash and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, April 19 (Reuters) - European shares rose to three-month highs on Tuesday, helped by a rally in commodities-related stocks and encouraging trading updates from French cosmetics firm L'Oreal and advertising group Publicis.

L'Oreal rose 5 percent as it said it would outperform the market in 2016 and forecast another year of sales and profit growth after first-quarter sales rose more than expected .

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 1.5 percent to its highest closing level since Jan. 6.

The European basic resources index rose 4.6 percent to its highest since early November, with sentiment improving after Rio Tinto reported an 11 percent rise in first quarter iron ore shipments.   Continuación...