European shares propped up by firmer bank stocks

miércoles 22 de junio de 2016 04:06 GYT

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - European shares gained ground on Wednesday, with two key regional indexes touching their highest level in more than two weeks, as firmer financial stocks propped up markets.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index and the similar FTSEurofirst 300 index both edged up 0.1 percent, having at one stage touched their highest levels in more than two weeks.

Both were also set for their fourth straight day of gains.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.3 percent at 2,974.91 points.   Continuación...