European shares pushed up by healthcare and consumer stocks

martes 26 de julio de 2016 12:46 GYT
 

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* STOXX 600 closes up 0.1 pct

* Bank stocks fall, Commerzbank drops 4.5 pct

* Novo Nordisk and other health stocks outperform

* Hermes, Campari and Adidas touch record highs

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Gains in major healthcare and consumer goods stocks propped up European equities on Tuesday, partly offsetting persistent concerns over the region's banking system.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed up 0.1 percent, while the similar FTSEurofirst 300 index advanced 0.2 percent.

Healthcare stocks outperformed to add the most points to the market, with Danish insulin maker Novo Nordisk climbing 2.9 percent after brokerage Nordea forecast another boost for the company's Victoza diabetes product.   Continuación...