Stock markets revive on positive signs from Europe


European shares were higher at midday on Friday as the never-ending deluge of corporate earnings continued with investors also cheered by better-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 1.28% to reach 438.29, alongside an advance of 2.16% to 22,405.48 for Milan's FTSE Mib.

Germany's Dax meanwhile put on 1.42%...