CORRECTED-European shares rise on upbeat China data; Renault jumps

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CORRECTED-European shares rise on upbeat China data; Renault jumps
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(Corrects time to "0800 GMT" from "0900 GMT" in paragraph 4)

June 3 (Reuters) - European shares joined a global rally on Wednesday as signs of a pickup in China's services activity offset concerns about Sino-U.S. trade tensions and widespread civil unrest in the United States.

The pan-European STOXX 600 .STOXX rose 0.8% by 0714 GMT, holding near a three-month high.

Sectors exposed to the health of China's economy such as oil & gas .SXEP and automakers .SXAP rose more than 1% after a survey showed China's services sector returned to growth in May for the first time since January, even though employment and overseas demand remained weak. data on euro zone business activity for May is due at 0800 GMT.

Among individual stocks, Renault SA RENA.PA jumped 7.7% after it finalised a 5 billion euro ($5.60 billion) loan from with the French government and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS ) upgraded its stock to "buy". insurer AXA AXAF.PA rose 5% after revealing plans to halve its dividend amid the coronavirus crisis, while adding that it could propose an additional fourth-quarter shareholder payment if conditions improved.

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