European shares rise on strong earnings, Greek market also firm

April 24, 2015 4:53 PM

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

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.4 percent at 1,626.83 points. The index reversed most of the previous session's losses and stood 1.7 percent below a near 15-year peak reached last week.

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