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German Stocks Decline, Erasing Earlier Gains; SAP Shares Fall

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks declined as software makers SAP AG and Software AG fell.

SAP, the world’s biggest maker of business software, slid 5.3 percent after rival Oracle Corp. missed analysts’ earnings estimates. Software AG retreated 3.3 percent.

The DAX Index fell 0.6 percent at 5,810.89 at 4 p.m. in Frankfurt after earlier climbing as much as 2 percent. The broader HDAX Index also dropped 0.6 percent today.

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