LONDON May 29 European shares held firm near
multi-year highs on Thursday, with the region's main stock
markets supported by mounting prospects of new economic stimulus
measures next week from the European Central Bank (ECB).
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was flat at
1,378.44 points in early session trading, hovering close to a
near 6-year high of 1,380.52 points reached earlier this week.
Germany's DAX edged up 0.1 percent to 9,948.37
points, close to a record high of 9,957.87 points hit on
Wednesday, while France's CAC was flat at 4,530.95
However, Italian utility Enel underperformed to
fall 1.4 percent, after Citigroup cut its rating on the stock to
"sell" from "neutral."
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Lionel Laurent)