European Markets End Down, Asian Markets Mixed

Uncertainty about economic recovery dominated global indices

European markets were lower. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index closed down 33.90 points, or 0.64%, to 5,244.20 on profit taking and uncertainty about economic recovery. In France, the CAC 40 finished off 58.76 points, or 1.28%, to 4,514.28. And in Germany, the DAX Index was down 93.32 points, or 1.87%, to 4,900.25 in profit taking before the weekend. Many economic uncertainties remain despite the European Central Bank rate cut on Thursday.

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