August 20, 2010 / 1:43 PM / 7 years ago

STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Shares stay weak as Wall Street falls

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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