MILAN, March 20 European shares pulled back from
15-month highs in early deals on Monday with lower crude prices
weighing on oil stocks and banks falling after Deutsche Bank
set terms of its 8 billion euro cash call.
By 0829 GMT, the STOXX 600 was down 0.1 percent,
following gains last week that lifted the pan-European benchmark
index to its highest level since early December 2015.
The oil and gas index was the biggest sectoral
loser, down 0.7 percent, as crude prices fell on rising U.S.
drilling activity and steady supplies from OPEC countries.
Banks were also under pressure with lender Deutsche
Bank leading the losers, down 1.2 percent.
Ingenico rose 1 percent after a report said Atos
was preparing an offer for the French payments
company. The stock came off highs after Atos formally denied the
(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, editing by Kit Rees)