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European shares rise as trade war hopes lift sentiment

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European shares rise as trade war hopes lift sentiment
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Staff   -   Copyright  STAFF(Reuters)
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LONDON (Reuters) – European shares opened higher on Monday as optimism towards a deal to end the U.S.-Sino trade war lifted sentiment and a risk-on mood spread from Asia to European bourses in an otherwise slow day in terms of corporate earnings or economic indicators.

The pan-regional STOXX 600 index was up 0.4 percent by 0835 GMT, hovering around levels not seen since the beginning of October.

There were however strong losses, such Britain’s Rotork which posted the worst performance, losing 7.4 percent after disappointing earnings.

Fashion retailer Ted Baker fell 3 percent after it announced that its Chief Executive Officer Ray Kelvin resigned with immediate effect, following an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

Among top gainers were the shares of publisher Daily Mail & General Trust, which jumped 5.4 percent after unveiling plans to return all of its shares in Euromoney Institutional Investor and £200 million cash to eligible shareholders.

(Reporting by Julien Ponthus; editing by Josephine Mason)

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