European shares gain, though Glencore leads miners lower

miércoles 24 de agosto de 2016 05:01 GYT

* STOXX 600 up 0.1 pct

* Glencore drops following update

* SCA soars after plans for split

* WPP jumps after beating results forecast (Recasts, adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

By Kit Rees

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday, lifted by gains in Sweden's hygiene product maker SCA and British advertising group WPP, though an update from miner Glencore dragged the mining sector lower.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index advanced 0.1 percent, recouping losses from earlier on in the session and on track for its third straight session of gains. Volumes were light.

British miner Glencore dropped 4.9 percent after reporting a fall in underlying profit and lowering its debt target.