Housebuilders, miners lead European shares higher
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* STOXX Europe 600 index up 0.8 pct
* Housebuilders among top gainers
* UniCredit helps Italy to outperform
By Atul Prakash
LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher following a solid update from Persimmon while miners bounced back from sharp declines in the previous session.
Persimmon rose more than 4 percent after Britain's second largest housebuilder said its reservation rate had risen an annual 17 percent since the start of July. Some builders have warned the Brexit vote could slow the property market.
"The group's interims have run out better than we anticipated," Shore Capital analyst Robin Hardy said. "The statement is bullish and confident and again seeks to ... push the message that the Brexit result is set to have little or no impact on the new homes market."
Persimmon's peers were also in demand, with Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments and Bellway rising 4.0 to 5.7 percent. Continuación...