European shares hit two-month low as macro gloom eclipses Fed relief
(Updates prices at settle)
* FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 0.4 pct, sets two-month low
* Gives away early gains as macro picture seen gloomy
* Suedzucker, Gerresheimer tumble after outlook update
By Francesco Canepa
LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - European shares set a fresh two-month low on Thursday as relief at the prospect of continued monetary support from the Federal Reserve gave way to worries about a bleak economic outlook on this side of the Atlantic.
The market had been boosted by the minutes of the last Fed meeting, which suggested the central bank would not rush to start raising interest rates.
Precious metals miners Fresnillo and Randgold Resources rose more than 6 percent each as gold prices climbed to their highest in two weeks on the back of the dovish minutes.
But a string of weak European economic data recently and dissatisfaction at stimulus measures introduced so far by the European Central Bank led investors to cash in on early gains. Continuación...