REFILE-Banking sector rebound lifts European shares, Ericsson drops
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* Pan-European STOXX 600 index up more than 1 percent
* Banks lead gainers as investors lured by low valuations
* Ericsson falls after reported U.S. corruption probe
By Danilo Masoni
MILAN, June 17 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Friday, helped by a rebound in the battered banking sector, with investors attributing the rebound partly to the suspension of campaigning for Britain's EU referendum following the shooting of a lawmaker.
The killing of pro-EU Member of Parliament Jo Cox on Thursday shocked the nation, prompting both the "Leave" and "Remain" camps to halt campaigning for the June 23 vote.
"Even if the vote goes ahead as planned, which presumably it will, yesterday's events could damage pro-Brexit campaign," CMC analyst Jasper Lawler said in a note. Continuación...