European shares rise to three-month high in thin trade

jueves 26 de noviembre de 2015 13:52 GYT
 

* 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 (Adds closing prices)

By Danilo Masoni and Alistair Smout

MILAN/LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - European shares hit three-month highs on Thursday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) 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 closed up 0.9 percent at 1,516.25 points, its highest level since August.

However, volumes were just 65 percent of its 90-day average. Wall Street was closed for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.   Continuación...