Weaker European stock markets slightly outpace nervous FTSE

lunes 8 de septiembre de 2014 07:48 GYT

* European markets hit by Scotland breakaway concerns

* Traders also cite concerns over fragile Ukraine truce

* Survey shows 'Yes' to Scotland independence at 51 pct

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Monday and traders said uncertainty as to whether a Ukraine ceasefire would hold and concerns over Scotland's independence referendum were prompting investors to trim their equity positions.

Continental European equity markets did not decline by as much as Britain's FTSE 100, but they were nevertheless pegged back in negative territory.

Germany's DAX edged down by 0.1 percent while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.4 percent. France's CAC also weakened by 0.3 percent, with all those indexes slightly outperforming a 1 percent slide on the FTSE 100 which was hit hardest by concerns over Scotland.

The DAX has lost ground in recent months as investors worry about the economic impact of tensions over Ukraine, including German companies' trade exposure to EU sanctions against Russia.

Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management, said he would bet on the DAX losing ground in the near term, partly due to uncertainty over whether or not a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine would hold.   Continuación...