European shares end higher led by auto, oil stocks
(Adds closing prices)
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.65 percent at two-week highs
* Auto sector among top gainers led by Renault
* Jump in crude oil prices lifts sector stocks
* SABMiller drops on reported rejection of InBev offer
By Danilo Masoni
MILAN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - European shares closed higher on Tuesday, led by auto and oil sector stocks and helped by expectations central banks in Europe and the United States will maintain an equity-friendly monetary policy.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.65 percent, adding to strong gains in the previous session, to trade around two-week highs, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 climbed 0.93 percent.
"No doubt overall sentiment has improved over the past few days as uncertainty regarding an imminent U.S. rate hike has been removed for now," said Peregrine & Black trader Markus Huber. Continuación...