European shares dip as Carlsberg warns on Russia profits

miércoles 20 de agosto de 2014 11:11 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct

* Carlsberg warns of deteriorating conditions in Russia

* Heineken surges after forecast-beating results

* Luxottica falls on reports CEO to step down

* Infineon weak; poised to buy U.S. chipmaker - source

By Tricia Wright

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Wednesday, ending a two-day rally, with investors rattled by Carlsberg's warning that profits would fall this year due to deteriorating conditions in Russia.

Further souring the market mood was the spectre of a major central bank raising interest rates as soon as at the start of next year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setting policymakers voted for a hike this month.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is set to release minutes from its July 29-30 policy meeting at 1800 GMT which could give insight on its outlook for interest rates.   Continuación...