Dovish Fed minutes help European shares halt slide

jueves 9 de octubre de 2014 07:13 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 index rises 0.4 percent

* Dovish Fed minutes help equities to bounce

* Profit warnings heighten worries about German economy

* Suedzucker down 11.3 pct, Gerresheimer down 8.2 pct

By Liisa Tuhkanen

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - European shares halted a two-day slide on Thursday, bouncing off two-month lows on expectations the Federal Reserve will not start hiking interest rates until the U.S. economy is strong enough to accept the move.

Disappointing outlook statements from two German companies injected some nerves into otherwise bullish market sentiment, however, and heightened worries about the state of Europe's largest economy.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.4 percent by 1054 GMT at 1,324.58, rebounding from a two-month low of 1,315.25 points hit on the previous day.

Global equities rose following the release late on Wednesday of the minutes of the U.S. central bank's Sept. 16-17 meeting.   Continuación...