European shares edge up helped by Syngenta, commodity stocks weigh

lunes 22 de agosto de 2016 12:45 GYT

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* STOXX 600 up 0.1 percent

* ChemChina deal to buy Syngenta approved by U.S. watchdog

* Kingspan yet to see Brexit effect, results beat expectations

* Getinge falls after firing its CEO

By Alistair Smout

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - European stocks rose on Monday after falling the week before, as Swiss chemical company Syngenta gained after U.S. regulators cleared a takeover bid for the company by ChemChina.

Syngenta rose up 10.6 percent, the top STOXX Europe 600 riser, after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. cleared ChemChina's $43 billion bid, making it more likely the takeover of the world's largest pesticides maker will go through .

The STOXX 600 rose 0.1 percent, stabilising after posting its biggest weekly drop since June on Friday. It gave back some of the gains, which had taken it to highest level since Britain voted in June to leave the European Union.   Continuación...