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Europe: Shares slip, Vodafone lags
[LONDON] European shares slipped on Monday, with Vodafone lagging after ending talks with Liberty Global while Spanish shares tracked other markets after separatists won a majority of seats in an election in Catalonia.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index dipped 0.1 per cent, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.3 per cent.
Spain's benchmark IBEX index fell 0.1 per cent.
Sunday's election victory by Catalan separatists set the region on a collision course with Spain's central government over independence.
Vodafone fell 2.9 per cent after the British mobile operator said it had ended talks with Liberty Global about an exchange of assets.