Europe share rally pauses; FTSE, DAX eye record highs

miércoles 26 de febrero de 2014 13:45 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct

* Indexes lose steam as big resistance levels loom

* Emerging markets worries weigh on luxury goods makers

* Tensions in Ukraine keep investors on edge

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - European stocks dipped on Wednesday, taking a breather from their sharp three-week rally, with shares in luxury goods makers under renewed pressure due to their big exposure to emerging markets.

Credit Suisse was also in the spotlight, losing 2.5 percent as a U.S. Senate subcommittee alleged new misdeeds by the Swiss lender. The bank's officials are expected to stress that only a small group of Swiss-based private bankers had helped clients evade taxes, according to a person familiar with the bank's thinking.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.2 percent lower at 1,348.75 points, following a 7 percent rise from a low hit on Feb. 4.   Continuación...