European shares get tech boost as SAP and ASML surge on results

miércoles 20 de julio de 2016 12:33 GYT

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* STOXX 600 index rises 1 pct

* Tech stocks outperform as SAP, ASML rise

* But Anglo American leads mining stocks lower

* Hexpol slumps 11.9 pct after results miss forecasts

* Columbia Threadneedle Investments cuts equity allocation

By Atul Prakash

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML reported forecast-beating quarterly results.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index and the similar FTSEurofirst 300 index both ended 1 percent higher, although they are down by 7 percent and 6 percent respectively so far in 2016.   Continuación...