European shares knocked down by mining and travel stocks
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* FTSEurofirst 300, STOXX 600 both down around 1 pct
* Miners fall after mixed China PMI
* French tourism stocks fall after U.S. travel alert
* Ahold rises after results
By Alistair Smout
LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Wednesday, hit by a drop in commodity stocks and banks, while the travel sector came under pressure after the U.S. issued a travel alert over the possibility of attacks in Europe this summer.
The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both fell by around 1 percent, each having already declined by 0.8 percent on Tuesday.
The worst-performing sector was the STOXX 600 Basic Resources index, which contains major mining stocks and which fell by 3.3 percent. Continuación...