European shares post biggest fall since September

jueves 12 de noviembre de 2015 13:36 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1.6 pct

* Weak Wall Street, commodity prices knock shares

* Rolls-Royce slumps after another profit warning

* Aegon and RWE also fall after results (Adds closing prices)

By Alistair Smout

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A top European stock index posted its biggest fall in six weeks on Thursday, as weakness in U.S. equities and commodity prices combined with poor earnings updates to drag shares lower.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1.6 percent at 1,470.05 points by the close, posting its biggest daily decline since Sept. 28.

The index weakened with Wall Street after jobs data supported the view that the U.S. Federal Reserve could raise rates in December.

Weaker-than-expected earnings reports in Europe included another profit warning from Rolls-Royce, which sent the British engine maker's shares skidding 19.6 percent - their biggest one-day percentage drop in 15 years.   Continuación...