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Europe Stocks Drop for Fourth Day as Manufacturing Falls

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European stocks fell for a fourth day, the longest losing streak since November, as manufacturing contracted in China and the euro area.

Randgold Resources Ltd., which operates three mines in Mali, plunged the most since 2008 after a military coup in the West African nation. Baloise Holding AG, Switzerland’s third-largest insurer, and Meyer Burger Technology AG, a maker of solar-panel equipment, slid more than 4 percent in Zurich trading after profit declined.