Europe Roundup: Stocks weaker
LONDON: European shares fell yesterday, with medical technology group Getinge slumping after a profit warning, as the United States' budget stalemate weighed on stock markets.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 dropped 0.78 per cent to stand at 6,386.88 points in afternoon deals in the British capital.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.14 per cent to 8,579.34 points and the CAC 40 in Paris retreated 0.42 per cent to 4,148.14.
"Nervous investors are voting with their feet as the saga drags on," said Mike McCudden, head of derivatives at online stockbroker Interactive Investor.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell for the fourth time in five sessions, declining by 0.5 per cent to 1,234.72 points. Agencies