STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Shares stay weak as Wall Street falls

Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:41am EDT

European shares stay weak as Wall Street falls in early trade on concerns over slowing global economic growth, with construction stocks in Europe weighing.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 index of top shares is 0.7 percent lower at 1,030.13 points.

Construction stocks are among the worst performers in Europe. Holcim (HOLN.VX), Lafarge (LAFP.PA), Saint-Gobain (SGOB.PA) and HeidelbergCement (HEIG.DE) slip 0.7 to 2.4 percent.

In the United States, the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI, the S&P 500 .SPX and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC fall 0.2 to 0.3 percent.

Reuters Messaging rm://joanne.frearson.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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