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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Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index and France's benchmark CAC-40 index were both down 0.4 percent in early trading.
That compared with a similar performance in France, where the benchmark CAC-40 index was also 0.5 percent higher in the afternoon.
In Europe the Paris Cac-40 index closed up 24.0 at 3,839.7 and the Eurotop 100 index closed up 13.7 at 2,274.1.
Britain's FTSE-100 index rose 0.18 percent, while Germany's DAX fell 0.40 percent and the CAC-40 index in Paris slipped 0.28 percent.
Summary: European and US stocks fell Friday despite fairly positive fourth-quarter earnings from JP Morgan Chase as investors focused in on the bank's lower than expected revenues during the period.AaIn Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares traded down 15.96 points at 5,482.24, while France's CAC-40 index dropped 12.65 points, to 4,003.12.
In Europe, France's CAC-40 Index tumbled 6.8% to 4,744.15, and Germany's blue-chip DAX 30 plunged 7.2% to 6,790.19.
PARIS - The CAC-40 index closed at 5957.16 points, down 108.34 or 1.79 per cent, dropping 160.80 points since last weekend.
Germany's DAX index slipped 0.31 percent, while the CAC-40 index in Paris slid 0.20 percent.
Paris's CAC-40 index ended up 0.8 per cent at 4,755 points, while Frankfurt's DAX index added 0.8 per cent to 5,450 but Zurich's SMI fell 0.5 per cent.
Britain's FTSE-100 Index fell 0.11 percent, Germany's DAX lost 0.72 percent, while France's CAC-40 index fell 0.50 percent.
The CAC-40 index 98.51 closed points lower at 4,017.37, up from a low for the day of 3,990.95 reached by mid-morning.
European shares were mixed, with London's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX indexes down but the French CAC-40 index up.