European shares boosted by encouraging earnings towards 2015 high

April 24, 2015 8:28 AM

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LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early deals on Friday, boosted by encouraging earnings reports, with investors also cautiously optimistic over the prospects of a deal over Greece's debt crisis.

The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.4 percent at 1,627.90 by 0819 GMT, reversing most of the previous session's drop and 1.7 percent off a 2015 peak hit last week, which was its highest since 2000.

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