European shares gain, led by housebuilders, mining companies
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* STOXX Europe 600 index ends up 0.9 pct
* Housebuilders among top gainers
* UniCredit helps Italy outperform
By Atul Prakash
LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - European shares advanced on Tuesday, with housebuilders leading the market higher and mining companies rebounding from their declines the day before.
Britain's second-largest housebuilder, Persimmon, rose 4.2 percent after reporting its reservation rate had risen an annual 17 percent since the start of July. Some builders have warned Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union 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 Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Developments and Bellway rose 4 to 6.1 percent. Continuación...