European shares fall for third consecutive day



European shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, as losses in healthcare and construction stocks countered a lift from encouraging earnings from consumer giant Nestle and telecoms equipment maker Ericsson. Sterling rose, sending the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 in London lower, after the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said an agreement between the EU and the UK on Brexit trade talks was still “within reach”. Dublin The Iseq dropped 1.6 per cent as Irish-listed stocks joined in the malaise across Europe. Ryanair was one of the key fallers, declining 2.9 per cent to €12.04, while building...

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