Friday, October 24, 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
   
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