UPDATE 1-Ukraine tensions and China weakness hit European shares

lunes 10 de marzo de 2014 13:49 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4, Germany's DAX down 0.9 pct

* Report of Russian shots in Ukraine reignites sell-off

* Mining shares hurt again by soft Chinese data

* Bouygues-Iliad deal sparks rally in French telcos

* Periphery outperforms as investors bet on local recovery

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) - European shares fell for the second straight session on Monday, hit by tensions between Russia and Ukraine and weak economic data from the world's second-largest economy, China.

Most European indexes swung lower in the afternoon after the Interfax news agency reported Russian troops had opened fire with automatic rifles during a takeover of a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed 0.4 percent lower at 1,320.98 points after re-testing a low set last week earlier in the session, in a broad sell-off involving most sectors.   Continuación...