Travel stocks fall after France attack, weigh on European shares

viernes 15 de julio de 2016 04:31 GYT
 

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* Travel stocks fall after attack in French city of Nice

* Swatch shares slump after profit warning

* Richemont shares also dragged lower by Swatch

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - The shares of European travel and leisure companies fell on Friday, weighing on the region's stock markets, after an attack in the French city of Nice that killed more than 80 people.

A gunman at the wheel of a heavy truck ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice late on Thursday, killing at least 84 people and injuring scores more in what French President Francois Hollande called a terrorist act.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index slipped 0.1 percent, with France's CAC equity index down by 0.2 percent.

The STOXX Europe 600 Travel & Leisure index dropped by around 1 percent.   Continuación...