Europe shares stuck in range ahead of Fed, Scotland vote

viernes 12 de septiembre de 2014 03:52 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct

* Latest Scotland poll shows "no" at 52 percent

* Aveva tumbles after warning about currency impact

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - European shares inched higher early on Friday but remained in a tight range, as investors refrained from taking strong bets on stocks ahead of Scotland's referendum and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week.

At 0735 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.1 percent at 1,385.79 points, after losing 0.1 percent on Thursday.

With just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence, a YouGov poll for The Times and Sun newspapers showed on Friday Scottish support for the union at 52 percent versus support for independence at 48 percent, excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote.

A recent survey for the Sunday Times newspaper had put the "yes" to independence campaign at 51 percent against the "no" camp at 49 percent, rattling investors and sparking worries over similar independence movements across Europe.

On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain.   Continuación...