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European shares extend gains after U.S. ISM data

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - European shares extended their gains, with a leading index reaching a fresh intraday high, after data showed that the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.5 percent at 1,105.52 points by 1404 GMT, a fresh intraday high for the index.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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