CORRECTED-European equities trade near one-month low, telecoms slump
(Corrects figure in final par to 0.2 percent from 9.2 percent)
LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) - European shares fell to near a one-month low on Monday, with telecom shares slumping after talks between Orange and Bouygues on a deal to create a dominant French telecoms operator collapsed.
The STOXX Europe 600 Telecommunications index fell 2 percent, the top sectoral decliner, following the failure on Friday of the proposed 10 billion euro ($11.4 billion) cash-and-share deal.
Shares in Orange fell 6.8 percent, Bouygues slumped 15.7 percent, Iliad fell 14.5 percent and SFR dropped 16.5 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent in early trading after falling 1.5 percent to a one-month low in the previous session. (Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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