Earnings lift European shares towards 2015 high

April 24, 2015 7:11 AM

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LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early deals on Friday, boosted by encouraging earnings reports, while global sentiment was lifted by a new record high for the U.S. blue-chip Nasdaq index.

Top riser was Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux , up 6.3 percent after reporting a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter earnings.

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