June 24 (Reuters) – European shares turned negative on Thursday morning, with miners giving up gains from early in the session, having risen on hopes Australia’s new Prime Minister would compromise on proposed taxes on resource firms.
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At 0730 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 index of top European shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,035.76 points.
BHP Billiton (BLT.L), Kazakhmys (KAZ.L), Rio Tinto (RIO.L) and Xstrata (XTA.L) were between 1 and 2.7 percent lower. (Reporting by Brian Gorman)