European shares lifted by solid earnings but RBS slumps

viernes 5 de agosto de 2016 09:14 GYT

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* STOXX 600 climbs but set for weekly loss

* Well-received updates lift LafargeHolcim, Hugo Boss

* RBS slumps in positive bank sector after losses widen

* Novo Nordisk drops after guidance cut

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, Aug 5 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Friday, helped by solid earnings from companies including cement making group LafargeHolcim, but Royal Bank of Scotland slumped after weak results.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.5 percent, extending gains after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data, although the index remained on track for its first week of declines in four.

LafargeHolcim rose 5 percent as it reaffirmed its guidance and beat quarterly profit forecasts.   Continuación...