European stocks sag but look set for best month in four years

viernes 30 de octubre de 2015 11:55 GYT

* FTSEurofirst down 0.5 pct, Greek market falls 2 pct

* But FTSEurofirst still up about 8 percent in Oct.

* BBVA and L'Oreal fall after disappointing figures

* Renault and Airbus rise after solid results

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - European shares were weighed down on Friday by a drop in Greek stocks and in L'Oreal and BBVA shares, but remained on track for their biggest monthly gain in four years.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.5 percent while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index retreated 0.3 percent.

Athens underperformed with a 2.1 percent drop.

Shares in major Greek banks slumped after banking sources told Reuters that a health check on them by the European Central Bank (ECB) would reveal a total capital shortfall of up to 14 billion euros ($15.5 billion).   Continuación...