European equity rally stutters after poor Chinese data
(Updates prices at settle)
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, pauses after last week's gains
* Miners fall after China data, Citi downgrade
* M&A speculation boosts Nokia, Alcatel, Smurfit Kappa
* TGS sinks after sales warning
By Francesco Canepa and Blaise Robinson
LONDON/PARIS, April 13 (Reuters) - European shares stalled on Monday after a recent rally as poor Chinese trade figures knocked mining shares, although mergers and acquisition activity helped keep pan-European indexes afloat.
Nokia rose 2.5 percent as brokers talked up a possible sale of its maps unit.
The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares closed 0.1 percent higher at 1,647.14 points, taking a breather after a 3.7 percent jump last week. Continuación...