European shares rise ahead of Britain's EU referendum result

jueves 23 de junio de 2016 12:46 GYT

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* European markets make fifth straight day of gains

* STOXX 600 rises 1.5 percent to two week high

* Banks post strongest five-day winning streak since 2011

* Italian lenders outperform as govt bond yields drop

* Miners propped up by firmer copper prices

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, June 23 (Reuters) - European shares rose for the fifth day running on Thursday, assisted by firmer banks and miners and expectations that Britain would vote to stay in the European Union.

The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes rose 1.5 and 1.3 percent respectively, both ending at their highest point in about two weeks.   Continuación...