PARIS, April 29 European shares rose in early
trading on Tuesday, with telecom gear maker Nokia
surging 5.5 percent after unveiling plans to return $3.1 billion
to shareholders via buybacks and extra dividends.
Shares in Deutsche Bank also gained ground, up 2
percent after Germany's biggest lender said its pretax profit
fell by nearly a third in the first quarter, although the drag
on earnings was not as bad as that seen by some of its rivals.
At 0706 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was up 0.6 percent at 1,344.68 points, after
gaining 0.3 percent in the previous session.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Atul Prakash)