Worries over China and Ukraine peg back European shares

lunes 5 de mayo de 2014 04:13 GYT

* London market closed for public holiday

* Euro STOXX 50 falls 0.4 pct

* Weak China data and Ukraine tensions weigh on equities

* UBS equity strategists cut China rating to "neutral"

* M&A could boost markets in May - Clairinvest fund manager

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Blaise Robinson

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Monday, as weak Chinese manufacturing data and concerns about new signs of conflict in Ukraine weighed on the region's stock markets.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down by 0.4 percent at 3,166.51 points in early session trading.

Germany's DAX, which hit a record high of 9,794.05 points in late January, slipped 0.2 percent to 9,537.35 points while France's CAC also retreated 0.2 percent to 4,448.33 points.   Continuación...