European shares make biggest gains in three weeks

European shares make biggest gains in three weeks
European shares gained the most in three weeks

Shares in Independent News & Media gained 5.5% after its trading statement was released

European shares recorded their biggest gain in three weeks, led by energy and mining shares as the euro fell and oil held above $40 a barrel.

Markets were also helped by encouraging updates from companies such as Germany's United Internet and Dutch-based Randstad, the world's second-biggest staffing company, while sentiment was also boosted by the latest comments from an executive board member of the European Central Bank, and by Greece's preliminary deal with its international lenders...

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