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LONDON Nov 8 European shares rose on Thursday after reassuring earnings from major companies including Siemens and Swiss Re.
The FTSEurofirst 300 index was up by 0.5 percent at 1,104.35 points by 0708 GMT, recovering from a 1.4 percent loss during the previous session. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 0.7 percent.
Siemens led gainers across the region, up 3.3 percent, after it beat third-quarter earnings forecasts, while reinsurer Swiss Re rose 3.2 percent after it also beat and said it might pay a special dividend.
"We really like Swiss Re and its promise of the special dividend. After such a sharp sell-off in the previous session, the bargain-hunters are coming back in," said MB Capital trading director Marcus Bullus.
Oct 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 13-17 points, or 0.2 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.29 percent ahead of the cash market open.
TOKYO, Oct 25 Japanese stocks rose to a six-month high on Tuesday as a weaker yen lifted hopes that exporters' earnings will recover, while Kyushu Railway Co jumped 15 percent in its market debut.