European stocks mixed as Airbus leads French stocks lower

lunes 11 de mayo de 2015 12:38 GYT

* Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct, DAX down 0.3 pct

* Greek shares fall as talks over Greek debt continue

* Airbus shares fall after military plane crash in Spain

* Delhaize, Ahold shares surge on merger reports (Updates with closing prices)

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Alistair Smout

LONDON/EDINBURGH, May 11 (Reuters) - European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop.

Gains by mining stocks helped to support the market after a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer.

Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 2.1 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport crashed outside Seville on Saturday, killing four test crew. Britain and Germany grounded their fleets of Europe's new troop and cargo carrier.

Airbus led declines on France's CAC. The index lost 1.2 percent.   Continuación...