LONDON, Sept 19 European shares rose on Monday,
marking a slight rebound after two straight weeks of losses, as
gains in banking and energy company shares lifted the region's
The pan-European STOXX 600 index, which had fallen
to a six-week low on Friday, rose 0.7 percent.
A rise in the shares of heavyweight banking stocks, which
had slumped on Friday following a threatened $14 billion fine on
Deutsche Bank from U.S. authorities, added the most
points to European stock markets.
Royal Bank of Scotland rose 0.8 percent, as Investec
raised its rating on the stock to "hold" from "sell", although
Deutsche Bank fell by another 2 percent, extending losses
following an 8.5 percent slump in the stock on Sept. 16.
Firmer oil prices also propped up markets, with the STOXX
Europe 600 Oil & Gas index advancing 0.8 percent.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Hugh Lawson)