European shares rise as ECB keeps up monetary support programme

jueves 22 de octubre de 2015 09:13 GYT

(Updates with more details from ECB)

* ECB to re-examine monetary support measures in December

* FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 rise

* Roche, Orange rise after outlook lifted

* Publicis slumps after growth target cut

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - European stock markets rose on Thursday, lifted by the European Central Bank's decision to stick with its monetary support programme and re-examine it in December in case more measures were needed.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index hit session highs for the day and was up by 1.2 percent going into the close of trading, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index climbed 1.7 percent.

The ECB kept interest rates unchanged at a record low. It also left the key parameters of its quantitative easing (QE) scheme unchanged but said it would re-examine its policy at its meeting in December.   Continuación...