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Europe: Shares edge up after results on Wednesday

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European shares edged up early on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected results from UK clothing retailer Next, Swedish bank Handelsbanken and Dutch nutritional supplements DSM, among others.

[LONDON] European shares edged up early on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected results from UK clothing retailer Next, Swedish bank Handelsbanken and Dutch nutritional supplements DSM, among others.

The three stocks, up between 1.6 per cent and 3 per cent, were among the top gainers on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which was up 0.3 per cent at 1,322.89 at 0711 GMT.

The index had fallen 1.5 per cent on the previous day.

REUTERS

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