European shares hover near three-week high but luxury stocks fall

viernes 22 de mayo de 2015 13:18 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 falls 0.1 pct to 1,617.91 points

* Index remains up nearly 20 pct since start of 2015

* Weak Richemont sales figures weigh on luxury stocks

* London and Wall Street closed for holiday on Monday

* Europe bourses in 2015:

* Asset performance in 2015:

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - European shares hovered near three-week highs on Friday as exporters got a boost from a weaker euro, although luxury goods stocks underperformed after Richemont warned that trading remained tough in major Asian markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,617.91 points, but remained near its top level for about three weeks.   Continuación...