Strongest week in a month for European shares; stake sales cap gains

viernes 20 de noviembre de 2015 13:40 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct

* Oerlikon surges as sells vacuum business

* Galp, Abertis fall after stake sales

* Volkswagen helps DAX outperform, Greek stocks slip (Adds closing prices)

By Alistair Smout and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - European shares ended their strongest week in a month on Friday with a benchmark index rising to three-month highs, helped by growing expectations of more ECB stimulus, but gains were capped by stake sales in leading companies.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.19 percent to gain more than 3 percent on the week, while the Euro STOXX 50 added 0.1 percent.

Investors said sentiment was helped by a fresh pledge by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi to act quickly to boost anaemic inflation, highlighting changes to the bank's asset purchase programme and deposit rates as possible tools.

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