European shares end higher, led by Carlsberg, Henkel
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* FTSEurofirst 300 gains 0.65 pct
* Ahold, Henkel also rally after results
* Osram slumps after new strategy poorly received
* Overall earnings picture remains mixed
By Alistair Smout and Danilo Masoni
LONDON/MILAN, Nov 11 (Reuters) - European shares ended higher on Wednesday after well-received earnings reports from companies including Henkel and as Carlsberg's new management outlined restructuring plans, sending the brewing group's shares soaring.
The FTSEurofirst 300 rose 0.65 percent, adding to a 0.2 percent gain in the previous session. The index is down 0.3 percent this week on fears of a possible interest rate rise by the U.S. Federal Reserve in December after strong jobs data.
With European stocks near three-month highs, some said there was enough bullish sentiment to withstand a rise in rates. Continuación...