Nokia, miners help European shares reach new 14-year high

April 15, 2015 9:27 AM

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LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - European shares touched a new 14-year high on Wednesday, with Nokia gaining after agreeing to buy rival telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent , and firmer oil and metals prices boosting energy and mining stocks.

The STOXX Europe 600 Oil and Gas index rose rose 1.8 percent after Brent crude rose by a dollar on signs of a dip in U.S. production. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Tullow Oil and BP rose 0.8 to 2.4 percent.

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