European shares inch up early; Luxottica drops

martes 2 de septiembre de 2014 04:03 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct

* Luxottica falls after management overhaul

* Ukraine crisis continues to rattle investors

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, bouncing within a recent tight range as investors await the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week before chasing stocks higher.

Shares in Italian luxury eyewear maker Luxottica bucked the trend as it fell 1.9 percent after long-term CEO Andrea Guerra stepped down following rifts with Chairman and founder Leonardo Del Vecchio and as the group overhauled its top management structure.

"The new governance structure seems overly complex," a trader said.

At 0736 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.3 percent at 1,380.41 points, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.4 percent, to 3,186.85 points.

Euro zone banking stocks featured among the top gainers, with Spain's Banco Popular up 1.8 percent and Italy's UniCredit up 0.9 percent.   Continuación...