European shares rise as voting begins in Britain's EU referendum
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* European markets rise, set for 5th day of gains
* Voting starts in Britain's European Union referendum
* Tesco rises after reporting sales growth
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - European shares advanced on Thursday as firmer copper prices lifted mining stocks, while expectations among financial investors that Britain would vote to stay in the European Union also supported markets.
The pan-European STOXX 600 and the FTSEurofirst 300 were up by 0.3 percent. They were set for their fifth straight day of gains and both were around a two-week high.
Supermarket Tesco outperformed the broader market with a 1.9 percent rise after reporting a second successive quarter of UK underlying sales growth.
Mining stocks such as Glencore also advanced as London copper prices neared two-week highs. Continuación...