Elsewhere in Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.2 percent lower at 5,753 while Germany's DAX fell 0.8 percent to 6,749. The CAC-40 in France was 1.4 percent lower at 3,247.The euro was also faring poorly in the risk-averse environment, trading 0.3 percent lower at $1.3074.
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