European shares led down by Dialog and BHP; Athens outperforms

miércoles 4 de mayo de 2016 12:34 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 drops 1.2 percent

* Dialog Semiconductor down after outlook cut

* BHP Billiton and other mining stocks also fall

* SocGen, Moller-Maersk gain after results

* Athens outperforms as Morgan Stanley turns bullish

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, May 4 (Reuters) - European stocks fell on Wednesday, with Dialog Semiconductor slumping after it cut its revenue outlook and BHP Billiton hit by news of a lawsuit filed against it in Brazil.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index shed 1.2 percent to 1,302.72 points, its lowest closing level in nearly four weeks. It lost 1.7 percent on Tuesday.   Continuación...