European shares rise for second day as ECB stimulus talk grows
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* Pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index up 2.6 pct
* Randstad top gainer after update, Syngenta spikes
* Defence stocks rally on Syria strikes
* Greek shares surge after deal with its lenders
By Atul Prakash and Danilo Masoni
LONDON/MILAN, Nov 17 (Reuters) - European shares rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company.
Sentiment was also bolstered by expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and by Greece's preliminary deal with its international lenders on home foreclosures.
Randstad shares jumped 6.9 percent, the top gainer in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the company said sales had accelerated since it reported third-quarter results and that it expected higher margins in 2016. Continuación...