European shares rally after robust U.S. jobs data, DAX hits record

viernes 5 de diciembre de 2014 13:23 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.8 percent, MIB surges 3.4 percent

* Germany's DAX ends at record close of 10,087.12 points

* Stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data boosts sentiment

* Oil services shares drop again with Brent at $69/barrel

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - European stocks rallied on Friday, with Germany's DAX hitting a record closing high, boosted by data showing U.S. employers took on the most workers for nearly three years in November.

Non-farm payrolls surged by 321,000 last month, the most since January 2012 and well above a forecast of 230,000 by economists polled by Reuters.

"We knew that the U.S. economy was getting better and better, but these figures are very strong. It really fuels the bullish sentiment on the market," Saxo Bank trader Pierre Martin said.

The strong U.S. jobs data came after figures on Friday showed German industry orders rose far more than forecast in October.   Continuación...