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Europe: Shares halt pull-back ahead of PMIs

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European shares inched higher on Wednesday morning, halting the previous session's pull-back as investors awaited a batch of macro data on the eurozone, including French and German services PMIs for February.

[PARIS] European shares inched higher on Wednesday morning, halting the previous session's pull-back as investors awaited a batch of macro data on the eurozone, including French and German services PMIs for February.

At 0806 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 per cent at 1,548.74 points, after losing one per cent on Tuesday.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo Plc featured among the top losers, down 8.7 per cent after posting a 40 per cent drop in full-year pretax profit, hurt by falling gold and silver prices.

REUTERS

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