European stocks touch 7-week highs, supported by pharma shares

lunes 15 de agosto de 2016 12:09 GYT
 

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* STOXX 600 ends flat

* UCB surges after favourable U.S court ruling

* STOXX 600 still down around 5 pct in 2016

* Russian shares touch record high

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Alistair Smout

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - European stocks climbed to their highest level in seven weeks on Monday, supported by firmer healthcare stocks after Belgian pharmaceuticals group UCB won a favourable U.S. court ruling.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index touched 347.54 points, its highest since late June, before ending flat.

That level was the index's highest since before markets slumped in the immediate aftermath of Britain's shock "Brexit" vote to quit the European Union.   Continuación...