European shares flat amid uncertainty over earnings, economy

jueves 8 de octubre de 2015 10:47 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 index up 0.17 percent

* Deutsche Bank seen avoiding capital increase, down 0.8 pct

* Auto sector index set for best week since 2011

* Credit Suisse hit by report over planned capital raising

* Telefonica down on reported mobile merger doubts

By Danilo Masoni

MILAN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - European shares were little changed on Thursday, with profit taking across several sectors offset by stronger auto stocks, while Deutsche Bank was volatile after rigorously cleaning up its balance sheet.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.17 percent and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.19 percent lower.

After a rally this week that brought indexes off nine-month lows reached at the end of a bruising September, some investors were taking the sidelines before the start of the U.S. earnings season while economic data in Germany and Japan added weight to concerns over global growth.   Continuación...