Thomson ReutersJanuary 8, 2013 10:45
PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares briefly slipped
after fresh market talk of a potential credit rating downgrade
of France, before rising again after a senior French official
denied the rumour.
At 1418 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was up 0.12 percent at 1,162.94 points, after
turning almost flat when the rumour surfaced.