Telecom stocks trip as European shares dip
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* FTSEurofirst 300 down around 1 pct
* Markets retreat after Yellen-inspired gains on Wednesday
* Orange, Bouygues to extend talks - shares slip
* Italian bank stocks also fall
By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday, retreating after solid gains made in the previous session following dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, while French telecom stocks underperformed.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slid 1.1 percent. The index had risen 1.3 percent in the previous session after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's call for caution in raising U.S. interest rates buoyed global stock markets.
French telecom stocks were among the worst performers after Orange and Bouygues extended negotiations on a possible sale of Bouygues Telecom until Sunday, citing a lack of progress ahead of a Thursday deadline. Continuación...