Nearly $3 bln lost from travel shares after Paris attack, broader market steady

lunes 16 de noviembre de 2015 08:55 GYT

* FTSEurofirst up 0.2 percent, France's CAC down 0.1 pct

* Travel and leisure stocks down 1.5 pct on Paris attacks

* Energy shares higher after Syria strikes

* KBC rises on solid results, Sonova slumps (Recasts, adds quotes, detail)

By Alistair Smout and Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - European shares were steady on Monday, supported by gains in the energy sector that helped offset a slump in travel stocks following Friday's attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.

Energy shares outperformed the broader market because of a rally in oil prices that followed French air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.

French shares slightly underperformed as markets opened for the first time since the co-ordinated attacks on Friday evening in Paris by Islamist militants.

Around 2.6 billion euros ($2.79 billion) were wiped off the STOXX 60 Travel & Leisure index amid fears that the sector could be impacted by loss of consumer confidence.   Continuación...