European shares hit three-month low on Brexit angst

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 12:45 GYT

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By Alistair Smout and Atul Prakash

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - European shares fell to their lowest level for more than three 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 closed 1.9 percent lower at 1,284.36 points after hitting its lowest since late February and extending the previous session's 2.3 percent drop. The STOXX Europe 600 ended 1.8 percent lower, while Italy's FTSE MIB closed down 2.9 percent.

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 the referendum on Britain's EU membership set for June 23.   Continuación...