Spain and Italy rise as European shares steady after Ukraine hit

miércoles 5 de marzo de 2014 14:09 GYT

* FTSE MIB and IBEX outperform

* Investors still expect de-escalation of Ukraine tensions

* Russia, United States officials discuss Ukraine

* FTSEurofirst 300 closes down 0.1 pct at 1,343.99 points

* Euro STOXX 50 ends flat at 3,135.97 points

* Adidas warns of hit from Russian rouble and EM currencies

* Italy's Monte Paschi surges by nearly 20 pct

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - European shares steadied on Wednesday as the United States and Russia planned talks to ease tensions over Ukraine, while Spain and Italy outperformed on signs their economies were gathering strength.   Continuación...