European shares led higher by Casino; Burberry slumps

jueves 15 de octubre de 2015 07:29 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.2 percent

* Good set of results lifts French retailer Casino

* Burberry slumps as China slowdown leads to sales miss

* Eyes on earnings and U.S. consumer prices data (Adds quote, detail)

By Danilo Masoni and Alistair Smout

MILAN/LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday, bouncing back after three days of losses, with retailer Casino and consumer goods maker Unilever lifted by positive results.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.2 percent at 1,422.99 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 1.5 percent.

Mining stocks were the top sectoral gainer in Europe, helped by London copper prices approaching four-week highs.

Investors were focusing on a raft of corporate results in Europe and the United States, while U.S. consumer prices data on Thursday will also be closely watched for clues over the timing of a rate increase in the world's largest economy.   Continuación...