European shares extend losses to touch one-month low

viernes 1 de abril de 2016 04:51 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 1.5 percent

* Energy shares track weaker crude oil prices

* Osram falls after Apple drops from supplier list

By Atul Prakash

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - European equities hit a one-month low on the first trading day of the quarter on Friday, with energy stocks tracking weaker oil prices and Osram leading the personal goods sector lower after it was dropped from Apple's top supplier list.

Sentiment also stayed bearish after a survey showed that although euro zone factories rounded off the first quarter in slightly better shape than initially thought, growth in activity remained weak despite the deepest price-cutting since late 2009.

The STOXX Europe 600 Personal and Household Goods sector fell 1.8 percent, with Osram dropping 3.6 percent after the company was no longer one of Apple's top 200 suppliers in 2015, according to a list published by the Silicon Valley phone and computer maker.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.5 percent to its lowest level in a month, extending the previous session's loss of 1 percent. The benchmark index fell 7.7 percent in the first quarter.   Continuación...