European shares extend fall amid mixed earnings

miércoles 29 de abril de 2015 03:55 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct after higher start

* Extends previous day fall as investors digest mixed earnings

* Next, BBVA, SHB up after update

* Weak numbers hit BBVA, BAT, Delhaize

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - European shares gave away early gains to trade slightly lower on Wednesday as investors digested a batch of mixed corporate results from bank BBVA and UK retailer Next, among others.

Better-than-expected numbers from Next, Swedish bank Handelsbanken and Dutch nutritional supplements firm DSM had sent main regional indexes to a higher start.

Yet the early rise quickly fizzled out, with BBVA, British American Tobacco and Belgian supermarket group Delhaize among the biggest drags after disappointing numbers.   Continuación...