European shares pare losses as yields and euro ease on U.S. data
(Updates prices at settle)
* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.9 pct
* Syngenta rises on BASF bid interest
* Europe bourses in 2015: link.reuters.com/pap87v
* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v
By Francesco Canepa and Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - European shares closed off their daily lows on Thursday as a rally in the euro and a sell-off in bonds paused, helped by some better-than-expected U.S. unemployment benefit claims data.
The figures pointed to U.S. labour market resilience ahead of unemployment numbers on Friday, which lured buyers back into the dollar, pushing down the euro and aiding euro zone shares and government bonds.
The FTSEurofirst 300 closed down 0.9 percent at 1,557.25 points, having earlier touched its lowest since May 7. Continuación...