German Stocks Fall; Dax Index Drops 0.6 Percent

German stocks erased gains as SAP AG and Metro AG declined.

The DAX Index lost 0.6 percent to 5,813.81 at 1:52 p.m. in

Frankfurt, erasing an earlier gain of as much as 2 percent. The benchmark measure has retreated 16 percent this year amid concern the debt crisis will derail the global economic recovery. The broader HDAX Index also slid 0.6 percent today.

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