LONDON (Reuters) - European shares extended their rally on Thursday as U.S.-China trade war fears were set aside and investors focused on bullish macroeconomic and corporate news.
At 0722 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> was up 0.2 percent while the leading euro zone stock index <.STOXX50E> was on track for its ninth straight session of gains, up 0.25 percent.
On the corporate front a $3.2 billion share buyback programme from mining company Rio Tinto
Lower levels of market volatility, meanwhile, hurt quarterly revenue at trading platform IG Group
On the small-cap front, German fashion retailer Tom Tailor
The company’s poor performance adds to indications Britons are withholding spending on big-ticket home improvement products in an uncertain environment.
(Reporting by Helen Reid, Editing by Angus MacSwan)