European stocks suffer worst 1-day fall in nearly 4 years

viernes 21 de agosto de 2015 12:41 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 has worst 1-day fall since Nov 2011.

* Chinese flash PMIs increase concern over state of economy

* Greek shares fall after PM resigns before new election

* Vopak slumps on concerns over its outlook

By Alistair Smout

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - European shares suffered their worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday as growing concerns over China's economy hit world markets.

Many investors said they were nervous about the near-term outlook.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 3.40 percent at 1,427.13 points.

The index fell to its lowest level since January and had its worst one-day drop since a 3.44 percent slump in November 2011. It also posted its worst weekly decline since August 2011.   Continuación...