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Biggest gains for European stocks since Macron's first round win

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Kit Rees and Helen ReidLONDON (Reuters) - A run higher for energy shares and miners, as well as strong updates from Norwegian lender DNB, and a more dovish tone from U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Yellen, helped drive European shares up on Wednesday, though renewed pain for publisher Pearson weighed on the media sector. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 1.5 percent, as were euro zone stocks and blue chips, enjoying their best day's gains since April 24, when Macron's first round victory quashed market fears of a protectionist French president.European shares made early gains and were ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:58 IST