European stocks led lower by Portugal as politics hits shares

lunes 9 de noviembre de 2015 11:28 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, PSI 20 down 3.1 pct

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* Continental falls after missing earnings forecast

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By Danilo Masoni and Alistair Smout

MILAN/LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Monday, led lower by shares in Portugal, where an agreement between leftist parties to work together to form a government unnerved investors.

Portugal's PSI 20 index fell 3.1 percent, underperforming a 0.4 percent dip for the FTSEurofirst 300 .

Two small far-left parties have concluded talks with the moderate Socialists to create an alternative government and oust the centre-right, whose prime minister acknowledged he could be forced into opposition.

More than 100 entrepreneurs have signed a manifesto arguing that uncertainty was compromising investment, balance sheets and jobs. The would-be partners also reject some reforms imposed to escape a debt crisis.   Continuación...