European shares steady ahead of Fed decision on rates

jueves 17 de septiembre de 2015 12:31 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst and Euro STOXX 50 both steady

* Fed rate decision due at 1800 GMT

* M&A resurfaces with Altice and Phoenix

* Spanish banks lifted by broker upgrades

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, Sept 17 (Reuters) - European shares closed little changed on Thursday with many investors refraining from taking up big positions as they awaited a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on whether to lift interest rates for the first time since 2006.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended down 0.20 percent and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index edged up 0.12 percent.   Continuación...