LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday, resuming their gains, which were temporarily suspended yesterday for the first time in five sessions in a breath-taking session, but gains remain limited as investors await a vote by the British parliament over a UK secession agreement from the European Union.
The Dow Jones Stoxx Europe 600 rose more than 0.1% at 11:25 GMT, and yesterday's session ended 0.5% lower, the first loss in the last five sessions, with renewed concerns about China's economy, the world's second-largest economy.
The Stoxx Europe Index rose Tuesday morning on a fifth gain in the last six sessions, with most of the major bourses and sectors in the positive region.
The auto sector topped the list of gainers during morning trade, rising more than 1.2% amid news that China was carrying out further measures to boost its economy.
The gains remain limited as investors await later in the day the British Parliament's vote on the initial agreement for the UK's separation from the European Union. Most indicators show that parliament rejected this agreement by a fair majority.
The vote may lead to a number of possibilities, including the collapse of the British government led by Theresa May, the chaotic exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, or the cancellation of the entire disengagement process in the next few weeks.
S & P 500 futures rose by more than 0.2%, and the index ended yesterday's session on Wall Street down 0.5%, the first loss in seven sessions, in the correction and profit-taking.
The Euro Stoke 50 rose more than 0.1%. In France, the CAC 40 index rose 0.2%. In Germany, the DAX rose 0.1%. In London, the FTSE 100 added more than 0.2%.