European shares pare losses as yields and euro ease on U.S. data

jueves 4 de junio de 2015 10:46 GYT

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By Francesco Canepa and Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - European shares pared most of their daily losses on Thursday as a rally in the euro and bond yields paused, helped by some better-than-expected U.S. economic data.

The data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week.

That pointed to U.S. labour market resilience and lured buyers back into the dollar, pushing down the euro and thereby helping a recovery in euro zone shares and government bonds.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.4 percent at 1,563.85 points at 1434 GMT, having earlier touched its lowest level since May 7.   Continuación...