European shares roused by rally in retailers

martes 13 de enero de 2015 13:31 GYT

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Retail shares led European equities higher on Tuesday, with expectations of new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank also helping to prop up stock markets.

The STOXX Europe 600 Retail Index rose 2.9 percent, outperforming a 1.4 percent advance in the broader, pan-European STOXX 600 index and a similar rise in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.

German retailer Metro AG climbed 4.5 percent after strong Christmas sales.   Continuación...