European shares end flat; Santander dips

miércoles 10 de septiembre de 2014 12:43 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 ends flat; DAX, CAC, IBEX, MIB dip

* Jitters over Scotland vote keep investors on edge

* Santander stock falls after Chairman Botin dies

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Sept 10 (Reuters) - European stocks ended flat on Wednesday, as worries over Scotland's vote on independence and growing expectations of a more hawkish stance from the U.S. Federal Reserve kept investors on edge.

The market has become concerned that supporters of Scottish independence have been gaining in opinion polls, a week before a referendum on the issue. They were also worried by rising U.S. bond yields, anticipating a more hawkish tone at a Fed policy meeting next week.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.02 percent higher at 1,385.77 points. The benchmark index has erased all the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's moves last week to support the region's economy.

Around Europe, Germany's DAX index fell 0.1 percent and both France's CAC 40 and Italy's MIB lost 0.04 percent. Spain's IBEX slipped 0.1 percent, weighed by a drop in the shares of Santander.   Continuación...