LONDON (Reuters) - European shares opened slightly higher on Thursday as a flurry of corporate trading updates somewhat quelled fears of fast-rising U.S. interest rates amid ongoing concerns the Sino-U.S. trade conflict could escalate and hurt the global economy.
At 0731 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> benchmark index was up 0.3 percent with bourses across the continent in positive territory.
Europe's third-quarter earnings season is kicking up a gear after indexes hit a 22-month low last week when jitters over rising U.S. bond yields and geopolitical worries rattled global markets.
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(Julien Ponthus and Josephine Mason; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)