09/02/2014 09:34 AST

European shares extended their rebound on Friday from last month's losses, helped by mining stocks, as long-term investors bet equities would continue to benefit from the region's gradual economic recovery.

Equity markets briefly pared gains after worse-than-expected U.S. employment data, but then swiftly recovered as traders and investors said the longer-term outlook of a slow global economic pick-up remained intact.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.8 percent at 1,300.11 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also advanced 0.9 percent to 3,038.49 points.

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Ticker Price Volume
QNBK 123.30 103,897
MMG 0.00 0
SABIC 100.87 2,504,855
CHEMANOL 7.11 932,192
TRADEUNION 20.69 200,872
TAWUNIYA 95.40 17,663
STC 71.32 119,991
Index Closing Change
NIKKEI 225 20,296.45 -51.03 (-0.25%)
DAX 12,592.35 -7.68 (-0.06%)
S&P 500 2,502.22 1.62 (0.06%)
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