European shares end off highs after relief rally on Scotland's vote

viernes 19 de septiembre de 2014 12:35 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 ends up 0.3 pct, off intra-day high

* Hits 6-1/2-year high after Scottish referendum result

* SAP falls on worries about price for planned acquisition

By Atul Prakash

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The FTSEurofirst 300 index touched its highest level in more than six years on Friday after Scotland voted against independence, but trimmed gains in late trading on profit taking and on speculation about a downgrade of France.

The CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent, with traders citing speculation that a major credit rating agency was going to cut France's rating.

The French share index underperformed the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300, which ended 0.3 percent higher at 1,401.53 points after hitting a 6-1/2-year peak.

Britain's FTSE 100 index also closed up 0.3 percent, although off its intra-day highs.

Broadly, the market got support after Scotland spurned independence in a referendum that would have split the United Kingdom, potentially triggering financial turmoil. Scottish referendum results:   Continuación...