Weaker European equities slightly outpace nervous FTSE

lunes 8 de septiembre de 2014 10:42 GYT

* European markets hit by Scotland breakaway concerns

* Traders also cite concerns over fragile Ukraine truce

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

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower on Monday and traders said uncertainty about 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 lose as much as Britain's FTSE 100, which shed 0.5 percent, but they were nevertheless pegged back in negative territory.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index slipped 0.3 percent, while France's CAC declined by 0.2 percent. Germany's DAX was flat.

Traders said the German stock market was propped up by data on Monday that showed a record trade surplus of 22.2 billion euros ($28.72 billion) in July, which suggested that Europe's largest economy could bounce back strongly in the third quarter after suffering a surprise contraction in the second.

JNF Capital investment manager Ed Smyth said the DAX could return back to record levels of more than 10,000 points - last seen in June - in the next two months.   Continuación...