MILAN (Reuters) - European shares were supported in early trading on Tuesday by gains among commodity stocks, while British clothing retailer Next
The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> rose 0.1 percent by 0720 GMT, recovering part of the losses suffered in the previous session when worries over a protracted U.S.-Sino trade war sparked profit-taking.
Brent crude prices rising to a fresh four-year high drove shares in oil majors BP
Heavyweight drugmaker Novartis
Top gainer on the STOXX was Next, up 8.5 percent.
The clothing retailer reported a 0.5 percent rise in first-half profit and raised its guidance for the full year after better-than-expected trading in August and early September.
British American Tobacco
(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Editing by Helen Reid)