European shares drop to five-week low amid Brexit jitters

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 04:38 GYT

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By Alistair Smout

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - A leading European share index fell to its lowest level in five weeks on Monday, hit by a sell-off in cyclical stocks and widespread unease in markets over a possible British exit from the European Union.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.9 percent to 1,299.77 points, hitting its lowest since May 6 and extending the previous session's 2.3 percent drop.

The STOXX Europe 600 was down 0.9 percent, also at its lowest level since May 6, having touched a two-month low in early deals.   Continuación...