European shares propped up by bid activity and firmer energy stocks

martes 22 de diciembre de 2015 05:12 GYT

* European stocks climb back after Monday's fall

* USG People surges after Japanese takeover offer

* Finland's Innofactor also rises on merger plan

* Oil prices show signs of stabilising

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday to recover from a pullback in the previous session caused by worries over Spain, as firmer energy stocks and takeover activity lifted the region's equity markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell 1.2 percent on Monday, recovered to stand 0.5 percent higher, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also advanced by 0.3 percent.

Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.7 percent, while Germany's DAX progressed 0.6 percent.

Oil stocks such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell recovered as oil prices edged away from multi-year lows on Tuesday.   Continuación...