European shares rise as DAX and Greek markets rally

April 24, 2015 10:07 AM

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LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares climbed higher on Friday, boosted by encouraging corporate earnings and upbeat economic data, while the volatile Athens market also rose on prospects for a deal over Greece's debt crisis.

The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.5 percent at 1,629.34 points going into the middle of the trading session. The index reversed most of the previous session's drop and was just 1.5 percent below a 2015 peak hit last week, which marked its highest level since 2000.

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