European stocks lifted by gains at Spanish banks and Accor

miércoles 13 de julio de 2016 04:59 GYT

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - European stocks gained ground on Wednesday to leave a benchmark regional index near its highest level in more than two weeks, with shares in Spanish banks and AccorHotels outperforming.

The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent, on track for its fifth straight day of gains and near its highest level since late June.

The STOXX 600 had slumped 11 percent in the first two trading sessions in the immediate aftermath of Britain's shock vote on June 23 to leave the European Union.

However, the index has since clawed back much of that ground, helped in part by expectations that the European Central Bank and Bank of England will step in to support markets from the effects of the Brexit vote.   Continuación...