Thursday, October 2, 2014   

European benchmarks in the red
(04-07 18:59)

European stocks fell today, after heavy losses elsewhere, as investors fretted over the global technology sector, the US interest rate outlook and unrest in Ukraine.
Markets won a modest boost after Swiss cement group Holcim and French rival Lafarge announced a merger creating a global leader in the concrete industry.
Approaching mid day, London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies slid 0.42 percent to 6,667.68 points.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 1.03 percent to 9,595.81 and in Paris the CAC 40 index dipped 0.55 percent to 4,459.93 points.—AFP
   
Other Business breaking news:
China eases home purchase restriction (09-30 18:12)
Eurozone inflation drops, unemployment steady (09-30 17:54)
Apple to launch iPhone 6 in China from October 17 (09-30 17:38)
German unemployment rate steady in September: official data (09-30 16:44)
Hang Seng plunges ahead of holidays (09-30 16:36)
French public debt over 2.0 trillion euros for first time: data (09-30 14:59)
German retail sales climb in August (09-30 14:25)
China September PMI misses estimate: HSBC (09-30 14:05)
China clears way for Apple iPhone 6 sales: regulator (09-30 13:50)
Hang Seng falls by lunch (09-30 12:27)

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