European shares bounce back on Greek reforms, but miners slump
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By Danilo Masoni
MILAN, May 9 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Monday, bouncing back after two weeks of losses and supported by gains in crude oil prices and by the approval in Greece of reforms to help unlock bailout money.
Gains however were capped by heavy losses among miners following disappointing data from China, a major metal consumer.
"The oil prices rally and the moderately positive developments in Greece are helping but uncertainty over the macro picture remains," ActivTrades chief analyst Carlo Alberto de Casa said.
China's exports and imports fell more than expected in April, underlining weak demand and cooling hopes of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy. Continuación...