Europe shares pare early losses and edge higher

PARIS, March 31 (BestGrowthStock) – European stocks pared early
losses and turned slightly positive in the first few minutes of
trading on Wednesday, as steady oil prices boosted energy
stocks, eclipsing a dip in heavyweight mining shares.

At 0719 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: ) index of top
European shares was up 0.06 percent at 1,080.05 points. The
benchmark index had a roller-coaster session on Tuesday, hitting
an 18-month high before surrendering gains and ending the day
flat.

Repsol (REP.MC: ) was up 0.8 percent and Total (TOTF.PA: )
gained 0.4 percent, while Xstrata (XTA.L: ) fell 0.3 percent and
BHP Billiton (BLT.L: ) dipped 0.4 percent.

Investors remained cautious ahead of monthly ADP employment
report, expected at 1215 GMT. The data is usually seen as a
harbinger for the key U.S. non-farm payrolls numbers, due later
in the week.

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(Reporting by Blaise Robinson)

Europe shares pare early losses and edge higher