Europe shares inch higher early, helped by Barry Callebaut

April 1, 2015 8:00 AM

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PARIS, April 1 (Reuters) - European shares reversed early losses and inched higher on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a positive note, with Barry Callebaut surging 6.9 percent after posting strong results.

Shares in Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut surged 8 percent after it reported higher half-year sales and profits, as cost cuts helped counter the impact of the surging Swiss franc. It also confirmed its mid-term targets subject to currency swings.

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