REFILE-European stocks rebound as M&A boosts industrial shares

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* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 0.8 pct

* M&A activity boosts Alstom, Scania

* Scheinder rallies after update

* Mood underpinned by Apple buyback, Facebook update

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares resumed their upward trend on Thursday as mergers and acquisitions and a solid update from France's Schneider Electric fuelled a rally in the industrial sector.

Shares in Alstom jumped 10.8 percent to the top of the FTSEurofirst 300 after Bloomberg reported that General Electric was in talks to buy the turbine and train maker for about $13 billion. The French firm said it had not been informed of any potential public tender offer.

Scania was the second-biggest riser, up 10 percent, after its fourth-largest shareholder said it would accept Volkswagen's takeover offer for the truck maker.   Continuación...