European shares slip as healthcare stocks lose ground

viernes 9 de septiembre de 2016 04:09 GYT

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* STOXX 600 slips, healthcare stocks underperform

* JP Morgan cuts rating on Novo Nordisk

* North Korea nuclear test also weighs on markets

* French company Rubis touches record high

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - European stock markets fell on Friday, weighed down by a drop in the shares of healthcare companies, while the latest nuclear test conducted by North Korea also rattled markets.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.3 percent, adding to a pullback from the previous session after some investors expressed disappointment at the fact that the European Central Bank (ECB) had not discussed an extension of the timetable for its economic stimulus programme.

World stock markets in general were also lower, with Asian markets falling after North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, setting off a blast that was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War Two.   Continuación...