Energy shares outperform weak European markets after Shell-BG deal

April 8, 2015 4:58 PM

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PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - European energy shares outperformed other sectors on Wednesday after Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion bid for BG sparked a rally.

The STOXX Europe 600 Oil & Gas Index, hammered over the past year as oil prices tumbled, closed up 2.5 percent to outperform the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index which ended flat at 1,611.68 points.

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