European shares pushed down by weak commodity prices

miércoles 30 de diciembre de 2015 08:31 GYT

(Updates prices, adds detail)

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct

* Weak oil and metals prices weigh on markets

* Ocado falls on concerns of competition from Amazon

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - European stock markets fell on Wednesday as weak commodity prices impacted the shares of mining and energy companies.

Online supermarket group Ocado also underperformed, with its shares sliding on concerns over growing competition from a rival service at Amazon.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index both declined by 0.4 percent, surrendering ground after rising in the previous session.

Britain's FTSE 100 index of leading shares fell 0.5 percent while Germany's DAX retreated by 0.8 percent.   Continuación...