European stock market sell-off gathers pace, Glencore halts slide

martes 29 de septiembre de 2015 04:17 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 down around 1 pct

* VW shares down, Hungary plant caught in emissions debacle

* European biotech stocks hit by drop in U.S. counterparts

* Glencore claws back some ground from Monday's sell-off

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - European shares fell for the second day in a row on Tuesday, with health stocks hit by a drop in their U.S. counterparts, although battered miner Glencore halted a slide in its share price.

German carmaker Volkswagen, which has been hit by an emissions data scandal, also remained under pressure with its shares falling by nearly 2 percent.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index both fell by around 1 percent, following on from losses of more than 2 percent on both indexes on Monday.

The STOXX Europe 600 Health Care index was among the worst-performing equity sectors, weakening by 2.1 percent after U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech stocks fell overnight.   Continuación...