European shares end higher helped by strong earning updates

jueves 25 de febrero de 2016 13:59 GYT

* FTSEurofirst up 2 pct, still down since start of 2016

* Lloyds, AXA, Deutsche Telekom rise after results

* But Zodiac slumps after profit warning

* Citi stays overweight on continental Europe shares (Adds closing prices)

By Danilo Masoni and Sudip Kar-Gupta

MILAN/LONDON Feb 25 (Reuters) - European shares rebounded on Thursday from losses earlier in the week, as solid corporate results including from British bank Lloyds lifted stock markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen around 4 percent in the previous two sessions, ended up 2 percent at 1,284.58 points.

The FTSEurofirst remains around 10 percent weaker since the start of 2016, dragged down by concerns about a slowing global economy and the health of Europe's banking sector.

Markets were looking ahead to this weekend's G20 meeting of world financial leaders in Shanghai but some investors were sceptical it could provide a big boost to sentiment.   Continuación...