Europe shares mixed as buoyant results offset China woes

martes 18 de agosto de 2015 07:36 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 steady

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

* China weighs on market, mining stocks fall

* RWE hit by broker downgrades

* Trading volumes relatively muted -traders (Adds quotes, detail)

By Alistair Smout and Lionel Laurent

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

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was flat at 1,533.07 points, with benchmark indexes in France and Germany edging lower.

Traders said volumes were relatively muted in Europe, with just 24 percent of the 90-day average volume traded by midsession. Surprisingly weak U.S. data released on Monday also weighed on sentiment.   Continuación...