Firmer energy shares lift European stocks although VW falls

martes 3 de noviembre de 2015 05:06 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1-0.2 pct

* Shell and BG shares rise

* VW falls as emissions scandal widens

* StanChart and UBS shares also drop

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A rise in energy shares propped up European stock markets on Tuesday, although Volkswagen fell after an emissions scandal that has hit the German carmaker widened.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced by 0.1 and 0.2 percent respectively.

Shell forecast higher savings from its planned takeover of BG, boosting shares in both energy groups , while Swiss travel retailer Dufry climbed 5 percent after reporting higher sales and profits.

VW shares fell 3 percent after an emissions scandal that has beset the German company widened to include its luxury brands Porsche and Audi.   Continuación...