Europe shares mixed as buoyant results offset by China woes

martes 18 de agosto de 2015 04:10 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct

* Wirecard, Jyske Bank, L&S get results lift

* China weighs on market, mining stocks fall

* RWE hit by broker downgrade

* Trading volumes relatively muted -traders

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - European equities opened slightly lower on Tuesday, with a buoyant set of corporate results offset by weak trade in Asia and a fall in commodities prices amid worries over China's growth outlook.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.1 percent at 0751 GMT, with benchmark indexes in France and Germany broadly in line. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent ahead of inflation data, expected to come in flat.

Traders said volumes were relatively muted in Europe, with surprisingly weak U.S. data released on Monday also weighing on investor sentiment.

"There has been a poor session in Asia and I don't think investors are getting involved ... Basic inertia and low volumes are dragging markets lower," said Michael Hewson, analyst at CMC Markets.   Continuación...