European shares hit two-month low amid Brexit jitters

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 08:02 GYT

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By Alistair Smout

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - European shares fell to their lowest level in more than two months 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 was down 1.4 percent at 1,289.95 points by 1137 GMT after hitting its lowest since early April and extending the previous session's 2.3 percent drop. The STOXX Europe 600 was trading 1.5 percent lower after setting its lowest in more than two months.

European shares came under further selling pressure following a risk-off pattern in global markets as investors positioned for central bank meetings this week and a referendum on Britain's EU membership set for June 23.   Continuación...