Europe shares hit two-month low on growth jitters

miércoles 8 de octubre de 2014 12:41 GYT
 

(Updates with closing levels; adds quotes, details)

* FTSEurofirst 300 loses 0.8 pct in volatile session

* Index down 6.5 pct since mid-September

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By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - European stocks sank on Wednesday in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff and with a benchmark index hitting its lowest level since mid-August as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares ended 0.8 percent lower at 1,319.12 points. The benchmark has lost 6.5 percent over the past three weeks.

Europe's renewed sell-off mirrored overnight losses in Asian and U.S. equities after the International Monetary Fund cut global growth forecasts.

In the latest evidence of economic malaise, China's services sector growth weakened in September as new business cooled, another sign the world's second-largest economy may be slowing. The figures came a day after German industrial output fell much further than forecast.   Continuación...