European shares rise to three-month high in thin trade

jueves 26 de noviembre de 2015 11:30 GYT

* Pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index up 0.9 percent

* Index hits highest level since August

* Infineon soars after results, dividend beat expectations

* Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving (Recasts with new high)

By Danilo Masoni and Alistair Smout

MILAN/LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - European shares hit fresh three-month highs on Thursday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank action next week.

A solid quarterly report from chipmaker Infineon and a rebound in metal prices also provided support.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.9 percent at 1,515.25 points, hitting its highest level since August.

However, the index's rise came in low volumes, trading just 40 percent of its 90-day average amount with little under an hour to go in the session. Wall Street was closed for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.   Continuación...