European shares turn negative
LONDON Dec 14 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower on Friday, as investors locked in profits ahead of the weekend following a rally to 18-month highs.
At 1316 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading European shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,133.72 points.
"I think for the markets to be down in Europe today is probably a fairly good guide that they're a little bit tired and they've had a good run and they're just beginning to see a little bit of profit-taking from the high levels," Andy Ash, head of sales at Monument Securities, said. (Reporting By Simon Jessop and Tricia Wright; Editing by Toni Vorobyova)
- Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza |
- UPDATE 4-Train carrying MH17 bodies reaches government-held Ukrainian city
- Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake': U.S. officials
- Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad
- Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours