European shares rise as ECB keeps up monetary support programme
(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...