European shares builds on 3-month highs as oil rallies, banks gain
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* Market helped by late crude oil price reversal
* Banks among top gainers before ECB meeting
* Accor, ABB up after results but ARM, ASML fall
* Volkswagen leads FTSEurofirst gainers
By Danilo Masoni and Atul Prakash
MILAN/LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday, helped by a late rally in crude oil prices and gains among banking stocks.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had risen 1.5 percent to its highest since January 6 in the previous session, rose 0.5 percent but short of a new closing high.
After spending most of the session in the red or flat, the index turned higher as oil prices rebounded after a smaller-than-expected U.S. crude build report offset glut worries stirred by the end of a Kuwaiti oil workers strike. Continuación...