Eutelsat plunges as European shares edge lower; Bouygues up

viernes 13 de mayo de 2016 04:25 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst down 0.5 percent

* Eutelsat drops 30 percent after outlook cut

* UnipolSai leads insurance sector lower

* Bouygues rise on well-received results

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, May 13 (Reuters) - European shares lost ground on Friday, with satellite firm Eutelsat plunging after slashing its outlook for the year, while Bouygues rose on well-received results.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.5 percent by 0810 GMT, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.8 percent.

European markets have lacked clear direction in recent weeks, with some investors blaming strength in the euro and uncertainty surrounding a referendum on EU membership in Britain and a political stalemate in Spain.   Continuación...