LONDON, July 26 The DAX led European shares
lower on Friday as Germany's benchmark index underperformed its
southern European peers, weighed on by a recent spate of
underwhelming company results.
The DAX fell 0.6 percent to 8,246.96 and the
FTSEurofirst 300 provisionally closed down 0.3 percent
at 1,205.70, with investors unsettled this week after profit
warnings from some of Germany's leading companies.
Deutsche Boerse fell 3.7 percent after its
second-quarter earnings slightly missed the consensus forecast.
Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp also fell nearly 2.7
percent after a media report that late-stage talks over the sale
of an unprofitable unit had hit a snag, while carmaker Daimler
dipped 2.4 percent.