European shares slip back; Novozymes slumps on weak results

jueves 6 de agosto de 2015 03:57 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 edges down, Novozymes slumps on weak results

* Munich Re raises guidance, shares climb higher

* Europe bourses in 2015: link.reuters.com/pap87v

* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - European shares retreated on Thursday, with some weak corporate results hitting the shares of enzyme company Novozymes and Deutsche Post .

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which rose 1.3 percent in the previous session, fell back 0.4 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.2 percent.

Novozymes slid by around 10 percent after the company reported second-quarter earnings below expectations. Deutsche Post's shares also fell after cutting its 2015 profit outlook.

Weak oil prices also weighed on energy stocks.   Continuación...