European shares rise after US jobs report, led by miners, autos

viernes 4 de marzo de 2016 13:49 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 ends up 0.7 percent

* Firmer metals prices boost mining stocks

* Autos make seventh straight day of gains led by VW

* Investors cover shorts on rig firms Seadrill, Transocean

* Italian banks lower after ECB move on Carige (Adds details, closing prices)

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, March 4 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Friday after strong U.S jobs data eased concerns about a possible recession in the world's largest economy, with miners boosted by firmer metals prices and auto stocks making their seventh day of gains in a row.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.7 percent to 1,344.62 points, scoring its third straight week of gains, while the euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 index climbed 0.8 percent.

U.S. employment gains surged in February, the clearest sign yet of labour market strength that could further ease fears about the economy and allow the Federal Reserve to gradually raise interest rates this year.   Continuación...