European shares weighed down

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European shares weighed down

London • European stock markets fell sharply Monday, weighed down by big declines in the share prices of commodities group Glencore and embattled carmaker Volkswagen.

KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC-40 slid 2.4 percent to 4,373 while Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 9,522. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 1.6 percent lower at 6,011. U.S. stocks were poised for a lower opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.6 percent.


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