Cotation Assistee en Continu 40 Index

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Cotation Assistee en Continu 40 Index

An index tracking the 40 largest and most liquid companies traded on the Paris Bourse stock exchange. Established in 1987, it is the premier index tracking the general direction of the French market and economy; it is roughly the French equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The CAC 40 is weighted for market capitalization.
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Germany's Dax and France's Cac-40 were almost 2% down.
There were falls on other markets, with Germany's Dax down nearly 2%, France's Cac-40 nearly 3% lower and the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the United States more than 1% lower.
Germany's Dax was up 1% and France's Cac-40 rose 0.6%.
The FTSE 100 Index was 1% higher, while the Dax in Germany was ahead 0.8% and France's Cac-40 was up 0.5%, after the upbeat survey added to optimism surrounding developments in Greece, where a harsh package of austerity measures was approved.
The FTSE 100 index closed down 5.4 per cent, Germany's DAX was 4.9 per cent down and the CAC-40 in France was down 5.9 per cent.
In early trading, France's CAC-40 was up 0.6 percent at 4,398.52 and London's FTSE 100 rose 0.5 percent to 6,705.45.
European markets came under pressure with concernsover the likely success of plans to tackle Europe's problems, with the Cac-40 in Parisclosing lower.
The FTSE 100 Index was 1% lower, while France's Cac-40 and the Dax in Germany were more than 2% down.
In trading, France's CAC-40 fell 1.3 percent to 4,172.53 and Germany's DAX retreated 1.2 percent to 9,540.16.
Elsewhere, the Dax in Germany was down 2.2% and France's Cac-40 slipped 2.5%.
In early trading, France's CAC-40 climbed 1 percent to 4,566.30 and Germany's DAX gained 0.8 percent to 10,121.70.