Euro zone shares rise to outperform weaker UK market
* Euro STOXX 50, DAX and CAC all slightly higher
* FTSEurofirst down, mainly due to drop in FTSE
* Banco Popolare and Allianz rise
* Commodity stocks impacted by weak China data
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Euro zone stock markets advanced on Monday, as a rise in some major financial shares offset the impact of weaker commodity stocks weighing on the British market.
The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index edged up by 0.2 percent, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC indexes both nudged higher by 0.1 percent.
However, the broader, pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.2 percent, reflecting the impact of a 0.9 percent decline in Britain's FTSE 100 market.
Oil and mining stocks fell after economic data over the weekend from China, which is a major energy and metals consumer, showed another heavy fall in factory-gate prices and a surprise slump in exports. Continuación...