LONDON, Sept 29 European shares climbed higher
in early trading on Thursday, with energy shares rallying after
oil prices surged overnight after OPEC struck a deal to limit
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
reached an agreement in Algiers to cut production to a range of
32.5-33.0 million barrels per day.
The European oil and gas index soared more than 4
percent and was poised for its best day in three months. Tullow
Oil jumped more than 10 percent while heavyweights Royal
Dutch Shell, Total and BP were up
between 4-5 percent.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.9
However, Capita slumped 20 percent, the worst
performer in STOXX 600 index, after the British outsourcing
group cut its full-year profit outlook by as much as 13 percent,
the second support services group to warn that clients were
delaying decisions following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash, Editing by Vikram Subhedar)