European shares fall ahead of U.S. payrolls report

viernes 6 de mayo de 2016 05:14 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct

* ArcelorMittal lower after no change to guidance

* Monte Paschi higher after results

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By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, May 6 (Reuters) - European shares fell slightly on Friday, as investors awaited the U.S. April payrolls report for more clues about the interest rate outlook in the world's largest economy

ArcelorMittal was among the leading losers after the world's largest steelmaker kept its guidance unchanged.

"Main focus today will be on US employment data this afternoon," Markus Huber, trader at City of London Markets said.

"Even with the Fed appearing very eager to give the impression that the economy is doing well and that more rate hikes are in the offing rather sooner than later, recent economic data has been showing a mixed picture at best. Consequently only a much stronger than expected Non-Farm payroll number is likely to spook markets," he added.   Continuación...