European shares end lower, weighed down by carmakers

viernes 22 de abril de 2016 12:31 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 drops 0.4 percent

* Daimler leads automobile shares lower

* Peugeot down after raid by investigators

* Zodiac surges on talk about Safran interest (ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon (see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development)

By Atul Prakash and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, April 22 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Friday as automaker Daimler reported disappointing results and said it would investigate its U.S. emissions certification process.

Poor sales also hit luxury group Kering, owner of the Gucci brand.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended down 0.4 percent, adding to a slight fall in the previous session, although it made a second straight week of gains.   Continuación...