Billions wiped off travel shares after Paris attacks, overall market steady

lunes 16 de noviembre de 2015 13:34 GYT

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

* Travel, leisure stocks down 1.3 pct on Paris attacks

* Energy shares struggle to hold on to gains

* KBC rises on solid results, Sonova slumps (Adds closing prices)

By Alistair Smout and Sudip Kar-Gupta

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

Energy shares outpaced the broader market, buoyed by the prospect of higher oil prices following stepped-up French air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria.

French shares slightly underperformed when markets reopened for the first time since the coordinated suicide bombings and shootings by Islamist militants that killed 129 people.

Around 2.3 billion euros ($2.46 billion) were wiped off the STOXX 60 Travel & Leisure index amid fears that the sector could be harmed by a loss of consumer confidence.   Continuación...