European shares firm

LONDON, Rajab 28, 1438, April 25, 2017, SPA — Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now, Reuters reported.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent, on track for its fifth session of straight gains.
France’s CAC 40, which rallied more than 4 percent on Monday was flat.
Earnings were firmly in focus, with shares in AMS surging 16.3 percent to a record high after the chipmaker reported first quarter revenues above its own forecast and added that it may raise its mid-term revenue growth target.
Well-received earnings also boosted shares in auto stock Volvo, which rose 6 percent after beating first quarter forecasts.
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