Europe shares edge up in thin trade; miners gain

LONDON, Dec 30 (BestGrowthStock) – European shares edged up early
on Thursday, extending a December rally that has pushed key
indexes to near their highest in 27 months, but in light volumes
with many bourses trading for the last time in 2010.

At 0806 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: ) index of top
European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,144.97 points, after
rising 0.2 percent in the previous session.

“There may be more upside, and some more money printing, but
you can’t just buy and hold,” said Giuseppe-Guido Amato,
strategist at Lang & Schwarz in Germany. “There are still the
systemic risks of the euro zone sovereign debt crisis.”

Miners rose as copper hit yet another record, and other
metals gained, helped by a weaker dollar. Fresnillo (FRES.L: ) and
Rio Tinto (RIO.L: ) rose 1 and 0.8 percent respectively.

(Reporting by Brian Gorman)

Europe shares edge up in thin trade; miners gain