European shares pull back from highest level since January

martes 6 de septiembre de 2016 12:13 GYT

* STOXX 600 index down 0.3 pct

* U.S. data sends stocks lower

* Ingenico plummets after results

* Fresenius gains following Spanish acquisition (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

By Alistair Smout and Kit Rees

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday, dropping back from their highest levels since January, hit by weak U.S. data and a slump in France's Ingenico Group, which led Europe's tech sector lower.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.3 percent, after reaching its highest level since January in the previous session.

The market fell away in afternoon trade after the U.S. ISM services index dropped by the most since the financial crisis.

The dollar fell against the euro, hitting exporters, as the chances of a U.S. rate increase in September receded further.   Continuación...