Europe shares rebound from 3-week pull-back

lunes 17 de marzo de 2014 13:25 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.5 pct

* Relief at passage of Crimea referendum without violence

* Robust U.S. manufacturing data helps boost sentiment

* Peripheral euro zone equities further outperform

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) - European stocks rose on Monday, bouncing back from a three-week slide, helped by robust U.S. manufacturing data and after Crimea's vote to join Russia passed without violence.

Shares from the mining and industrial sectors featured among the biggest gainers, with Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine adding 5.6 percent, boosted in part by an upbeat research note from Credit Suisse analysts, while Germany's Siemens rose 3.4 percent following rating upgrades from both JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Investor sentiment was lifted by U.S. manufacturing output rebounding more than expected last month, posting its biggest increase in six months.   Continuación...