European shares inch up; Lloyds, RBS rally

jueves 11 de septiembre de 2014 04:14 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, halts recent slide

* Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland rally after latest poll

* Air France-KLM rises after pledging to boost core earnings

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - European shares rose early on Thursday, with Scottish-based banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland rallying after a poll showed a majority of Scots intend to vote against independence in next week's referendum.

At 0750 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,387.75 points, bouncing from a recent slide.

A survey late on Wednesday showed 53 percent of Scots intend to vote against splitting away from the UK. The poll, carried out by Survation on behalf of the Daily Record newspaper, showed 47 percent intending to vote yes to the split. The figures excluded 10 percent of people who were undecided.

Scotland-based Lloyds gained 1.3 percent, while RBS rose 2.1 percent.

On Wednesday, Lloyds said its contingency plans for Scottish independence included setting up "new principle legal entities in England", while government and banking sources said RBS would also base itself in London in the event of independence.   Continuación...