European shares slip; Wienerberger, Carlsberg drop after results

miércoles 17 de agosto de 2016 04:32 GYT
 

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* STOXX 600 falls, stalling after hitting 7-week highs

* Wienerberger and Carlsberg fall after results

* European stocks underperform U.S. equity markets

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - European shares slipped on Wednesday, with Austrian brickmaker Wienerberger, brewer Carlsberg and UK insurer Admiral sliding after publishing results.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index, which reached a seven-week high earlier in the week, fell 0.5 percent. The STOXX 600 is down around 7 percent so far in 2016.

Wienerberger was among the worst-performing stocks in Europe, falling 8.5 percent after warning of negative currency impacts from the weakening of sterling following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Admiral dropped 7.6 percent, down from recent record highs, after saying its solvency ratio had been hit by June's shock vote for Britain to quit the EU.   Continuación...