European equities fall back as auto stocks skid

viernes 15 de abril de 2016 12:37 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst index falls but posts weekly gain

* Faurecia leads automobile stocks lower

* Carrefour gains after sales update

* Greek shares also rise for first time this week

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Friday with French car parts maker Faurecia leading automakers down, although a key regional index still ended the week with its best performance in two months.

The STOXX Europe 600 Automobiles and Parts index tumbled 1.7 percent, the top sectoral decliner, as Faurecia shares retreated 3.6 percent after the company said its quarterly sales in China had dropped.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slid 0.3 percent, but still managed to advance an overall 3.5 percent this week to mark its best weekly performance since mid-February.   Continuación...