European shares fall after New York Ebola case

viernes 24 de octubre de 2014 04:10 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, reverses Thursday's gains

* Volvo shares jump after surprise rise in earnings

* So far, 68 pct of companies meet/beat forecasts -data

* European equities suffer further outflows -Lipper

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Oct 24 (Reuters) - European shares fell in early trading on Friday, reversing the previous session's gains as investors fretted about news that a doctor who recently returned to New York from West Africa had tested positive for Ebola.

Shares in luxury group Kering featured among the top losers, down 3.8 percent after posting a drop in sales at its Gucci brand.

BASF fell 2.1 percent after the world's largest chemicals company by sales cut its 2015 earnings forecast on weak demand in its European home markets.

Bucking the trend, shares in global truck maker Volvo jumped 9.6 percent after posting a surprise rise in core earnings.   Continuación...