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European shares edge back towards 21-mo highs though miners, energy firms drag

* Zodiac, Safran reach deal (Recasts, adds quote and detail, updates prices)

Buoyant banks lift European shares back towards 21-mo highs

LONDON, May 25 European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a deal, continued apace.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 25

May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 points at 7529 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.25 percent ahead of the cash market open.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 25

May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 points at 7529 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * CAR OUTPUT: British car production fell 18.2 percent in April from a year earlier as the number of manufacturing days in the month was reduced by a later Easter break, an industry body said on Thursday. * EURIBOR TRIAL: A London trial of six former Deutsche Bank and Barclays traders, charged with manipulating benchmark Euribor interest rates, has

 
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Sector Summary

Symbol 4 wk rating
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Current mean
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XSG.L 5.00to1.00 Buy
EKF.L 4.00to2.00 Outperform
BIOGW.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
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RCN.L 1.67to3.00 Hold
RBG.L 1.00to2.25 Outperform
FCCN.L 1.00to2.00 Outperform

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