(AGI) Rome, July 16 - European stocks extended their gains atmidday on Wednesday due to better than expected Chinese growthfigures, boosted especially by the mining sector where RioTinto gained 2.1 percent and Anglo American 1.7 percent. Lisbongained more than 3 percent due to a 20 percent rebound forBanco Espirito Santo. Frankfurt was up 1.19 percent, London0.88 percent, Milan 1.44 percent, Paris 1.34 percent and Madrid1.19 percent. . .