European shares led higher by firmer French stocks

December 15, 2015 8:19 AM

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LONDON Dec 15 European shares rose on Tuesday to bounce back from stinging losses in the previous session, as gains in major French companies propped up the region's equity markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell to its lowest level in two-and-a-half months on Monday due to a slump in oil prices, rose 1.3 percent while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 1.6 percent.

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