Euro zone shares rise to outperform weaker UK market

lunes 10 de agosto de 2015 06:38 GYT

* 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...