UPDATE 1-Disappointing earnings weigh on European shares



* STOXX 600 down 0.2 pct
* Travis Perkins warns on 2016 profit
* Reckitt Benckiser also falls
* Though Edenred gains after strategic plan (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)
By Kit Rees
LONDON, Oct 19 European shares edged lower on Wednesday after a slew of weak financial updates weighed on British firms Travis Perkins and Reckitt Benckiser , and on Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel whose results were hit by a weak pound.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.2 percent, following a 1.5 percent rise in the previous session.
Building materials supplier Travis Perkins dropped 5.7 percent and... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Reuters
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