Europe shares post first weekly loss since April

viernes 27 de junio de 2014 12:38 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct

* Euro STOXX 50 hits support on 50-day moving average

* Buying convertibles seen good way to avoid pull-backs

* Barclays halts sell-off sparked by U.S. dark pool lawsuit

* Reuters poll shows further equity gains expected in H2

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) - European stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, halting a week-long sell-off, with Airbus rising after sources said the European plane maker is set to clinch a deal with Rolls-Royce for A330 engines.

Airbus shares gained 1.6 percent while Rolls-Royce shares were up 2.2 percent after sources told Reuters Airbus is set to upgrade its A330 with engines provided exclusively by Rolls-Royce, opening a new chapter in the fight for wide-body jet orders with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.1 percent higher at 1,371.29 points.   Continuación...