European shares turn negative as banks weigh

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – European shares turned negative
on Thursday as banking stocks gave up early session gains ahead
of the results of Irish bank stress tests, while H&M (HMb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research)
also weighed after its earnings missed forecasts.

By 0832 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: Quote, Profile, Research)
index of top shares was down 0.1 percent at 1,133.95 points.
(Reporting by Joanne Frearson)

European shares turn negative as banks weigh