European stocks bounce back as Barclays and Novartis rise

miércoles 8 de julio de 2015 06:05 GYT

* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct, fell 4 pct in last 2 sessions

* Barclays climbs after ousting CEO

* Novartis rises after U.S. regulatory boost

* Europe bourses in 2015:

* Asset performance in 2015:

By Atul Prakash

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) - European stocks rebounded on Wednesday after sliding at the start of the week as euro zone members gave Greece more time to come up with a deal to avoid having to leave the euro.

British bank Barclays and Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis were among the best performers, with investors welcoming Barclays' decision to dump its chief executive while Novartis got a boost from regulators.

The euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 index, which had fallen 4 percent in the last two sessions, rose 0.5 percent. Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent, France's CAC rose 0.5 percent while Spain's IBEX gained 0.4 percent.   Continuación...