European stocks fall to lowest level in around 4 months

jueves 16 de junio de 2016 04:11 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 and STOXX 600 near 4-month lows

* UBS and Credit Suisse fall on SNB capital warning

* Deutsche Bank shares briefly touch new record low

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - European stocks fell on Thursday, with regional equity indexes dropping towards their lowest level in nearly four months as concerns lingered over Britain's vote next week on its European Union membership.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 1.4 percent, while the European FTSEurofirst 300 index declined 1.3 percent.

Both those indexes were near four-month lows and resumed a losing streak after markets rebounded slightly on Wednesday.

Shares in UBS and Credit Suisse fell more than 2 percent, after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) said those two banks would likely each need to raise an extra 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.4 billion) in capital to meet new leverage requirements.   Continuación...