Thomson ReutersJanuary 4, 2013 13:15
* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher
* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1
* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges
By Atul Prakash
LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.