PARIS, Sept 4 European shares dipped in early
trading on Thursday, taking a breather following the previous
session's sharp gains, as investors awaited to see whether the
European Central Bank will unveil further immediate measures to
At 0704 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,382.55 points,
retreating from a two-month high hit in the previous session.
Shares in Standard Life jumped 8.8 percent after it
agreed to sell its Canadian operations for about C$4 billion
($3.7 billion) in cash to Manulife Financial Corp.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Atul Prakash)