European shares supported by gains in mining and oil business

* Mining and energy stocks among top performers * Airline stocks fall after Barclays cost target cuts * Many investors stay cautious prior to “Brexit” vote

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details) By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Alistair Smout LONDON, June 6 European stocks edged up on.
Monday, assisted by gains in major mining and oil company shares.
following weakness in the dollar triggered by Friday’s weak U.S.
tasks data. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300.
equity indexes increased 0.3 and 0.4 percent respectively,.
having fallen around 1 percent on Friday. European shares were led up by Britain’s FTSE 100,.
which increased 1 percent and is heavily weighted in.
commodity-related shares. The UNITED STATE jobs information hit the dollar, but this in turn gave a.
raise to the commodity sector, since a weaker greenback makes.
products priced because currency more inexpensive for.
consumers paying with other currencies. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources sector increased 4.3.
percent, enhanced by a rise for miners.

Mining stocks such as Anglo American, Rio Tinto.
and BHP Billiton rose more than 6 percent as the.
rate of copper reached its highest level in around 4.
weeks. “Product stocks are continuing to gain from Friday’s.
sharp drop in the United States dollar,” Jasper Lawler, market expert at.
CMC Markets, stated. The shares of oil majors such as BP and Total.
also rose as oil rates advanced. However, shares in airlines Air France KLM,.
Lufthansa and International Consolidated Airlines.
Group all fell after analysts at Barclays cut their.
price targets on the stocks.

” Even if their margins are still increasing thanks to sustain.
savings, numerous airline companies across the globe would admit that demand.
is softer than prepared for,” Barclays composed in a note. Travel and leisure stocks dropped 0.4 percent, the.
biggest sectoral faller. Relentless concerns that Britain will vote to leave the.
European Union in a referendum on June 23 also kept financiers on.
edge. A series of surveys revealed that the ‘Out’ project was.
acquiring momentum, with YouGov and ICM surveys providing it a 4-5.
point lead. That put pressure on the pound but likewise struck certain.
UK-listed stocks with exposure to the domestic economy.

Housebuilders such as Berkeley, Persimmon.
and Barratt Advancements are anticipated to be a few of the.
stocks most affected by any British exit from the EU, or Brexit,.
and were down 0.5-1.5 percent. Today’s European research round-up ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK.
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please email Mike Dolan, Markets Editor EMEA.

( Editing by Tom Heneghan).

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