Europe Stocks Sink at Close

Asia stocks end with small gains; Canada markets finish lower

European stock markets were lower. London's FTSE 100 index was off 75.5 points, or 1.8%, to 4,131.5 on profit taking following a report that U.K. retail sales fell in May for the first time in four months. In Paris, the CAC-40 index fell 49.02 points, or 1.5%, to 3,164.91. In Frankfurt, the DAX index was down 60 points, or 1.8%, to 3,244 on profit taking.

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