4:00 PM Frankfurt Balfour Beatty net narrowed to £27 million and rejected a revised merger proposal from Carillion. Banco Popolare Societa net swung to profit 25 million. BMW said July Sales jumped 3.6% and worldwide sales soared 8%. Bilfinger profit plunged 19% to 55 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index increased 1% or 66.42 to 6,633.78 and in Frankfurt the DAX index climbed 1.9% or 167.51 to 9,176.83.
In Paris, CAC 40 index jumped 1.2% or 48.70 to 4,196.51.
Balfour Beatty Plc
jumped 2.9% to 244.17 pence after the U.K.-based infrastructure developer reported revenue in the first-half ending on June 27dropped 2% to £4.85 billion from £4.96 billion a year ago period.
Net loss in the quarter narrowed from a year ago to £27 million compared to £59 million and diluted loss per share dropped to 3.9 pence from 8.6 pence.
The company today rejected a revised merger proposal from rival Carillion Plc and the board concluded that there are a number of significant risks many of which cannot be mitigated.
Banco Popolare Societa Cooperativa
surged 7.9% to 10.87 after the Italy-based banking company said group sales in the second-quarter ending in June slipped 1.4% to 905.4 million from 892.6 million a year ago period.
Net in the quarter swung to a profit from a year ago to 25 million compared to a loss of 18.9 million.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
climbed 3% to 88.96 after the vehicle maker said motorcycles and scooters sold in July jumped 3.6% to 11,661 units from 11,241 units and worldwide sales reached a new record and soared 8.5% to 82,639 units compared to 76,128 units in a year ago month.
soared 4.1% to 54.81 after the Germany-based engineering service provider said revenue in the first-half ending in June increased 1.9% to 3.65 billion from 3.58 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the period plunged 19.1% from a year ago to 55 million compared to 68 million and earnings per share dropped to 1.25 from 1.54.
DKSH Holding AG
surged 8% to 68.80 francs after the Switzerland-based market expansion services provider focused on Asia said net sales in thefirst-half ending in June declined 2.9% to 4.62 billion francs from 4.75 billion francs a year ago period.
Net profit in the period plummeted 12.6% from a year earlier to 91.7 million francs compared to 104.9 million francs and earnings per share slumped to 1.41 francs from 1.60 francs.