After reaching its highest point since 2008 at the beginning of the week and closing up on Wednesday, the Cac-40 lost 46.94 points to 4,294.16 on Thursday morning.
The fall was blamed on poor figures from the US and a disappointing judgement by the Federal Reserve, followed by some poor results for French companies, with engineering firm
Despite recovery in French manufacturing, private sector activity has declined this month so far thans to bad results in services, according to analysts Markit.
A decline in Chinese manufacturing to its lowest level for seven months also depressed the European markets.
It was not all bad news in
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