European shares hit by weak euro zone manufacturing data

jueves 20 de noviembre de 2014 05:20 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 0.7 pct lower

* Stocks extend losses after German PMI miss

* Technip weighs on France's CAC after CGG bid

* ThyssenKrupp supports the DAX

By Alistair Smout

EDINBURGH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday, with top euro zone shares extending an early dip after weak manufacturing data in the region's top two economies reignited fears over growth prospects.

The euro zone's EuroSTOXX 50 fell 0.7 percent after both French and German purchasing manager's index data missed expectations in the manufacturing sector.

France's CAC fell 0.7 percent, with Germany's DAX down 0.5 percent.

Euro zone PMIs confirmed the grim picture for the region, coming in weaker than any forecaster expected this month.   Continuación...