European stocks led lower by Portugal's political uncertainty

lunes 9 de noviembre de 2015 14:03 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1.1 pct, PSI 20 down 4.1 pct

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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 4.1 percent, underperforming a 1.1 percent drop for the FTSEurofirst 300 , which closed at 1,482.21 points.

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-designate acknowledged he could be forced into opposition.

The would-be partners reject some of the reforms imposed to help Portugal escape a debt crisis.   Continuación...