Tech leads European shares higher on Nokia, Infineon figures

martes 29 de abril de 2014 03:53 GYT

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

* Infineon, Nokia lead rally in tech shares after results beat

* Better numbers also boost D. Bank, Statoil

* Ukraine crisis keeps traders on edge

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday, led by tech shares as estimate-topping results from chipmaker Infineon and telecommunication gear maker Nokia brightened the outlook for the sector.

Infineon and Nokia were among the top risers on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index after they reported quarterly earnings boosted respectively by demand from automotive and industrial customers and by software deals.

The strong numbers helped improve market sentiment around the tech sector, which had been dented by weak updates from ASML , Ericsson and SAP earlier this month.

The STOXX Europe 600 Tech index was up 1.7 percent at 0741 GMT, outpacing all other sector indexes.   Continuación...