European shares rise but still face worst month in 4 years

viernes 28 de agosto de 2015 12:42 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst ends up 0.3 pct but down some 10 pct in month

* Greek shares rise, poll sees Syriza winning election

* Ct Suisse sees ESTOXX ending 2015 at 3,600 points

* Europe bourses in 2015: link.reuters.com/pap87v

* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - European stocks closed out a rollercoaster week with modest gains on Friday, although a leading regional equity index was still on track for its worst month in four years due to underlying concerns over China.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.3 percent, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 0.2 percent. Germany's DAX edged down 0.2 percent, leaving it 17 percent below a record high in April.

Fears of a global economic slowdown, which intensified after China devalued its currency this month, triggered big price swings across equities, currencies and commodities this week.   Continuación...