REFILE-European shares rise as Greek talks make progress; Athens index surges

lunes 22 de junio de 2015 13:08 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 ends up 2.4 pct, volatility sinks

* Greek shares up 9 pct, Greek banks up 20.8 pct

* Telecoms outperform after Bouygues approach

By Atul Prakash and Lionel Laurent

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - European shares surged to their highest level in more than a week on Monday, anticipating some progress on Greece's debt crisis after months of wrangling with international creditors.

The telecoms sector outperformed the broader market after a takeover bid for France's Bouygues Telecom reignited hopes for more corporate deals.

Greek stocks climbed 9 percent, with local banking shares jumping nearly 21 percent. Investors have been nervous that deposit outflows may prompt capital controls.

"It's a relief rally, but it has got a long way to unfold. There is a 75 percent chance that it will be sorted out and Greece will remain in the euro zone," Nick Lyster, European CEO of Principal Global Investors Europe, said.   Continuación...