By ELAINE KURTENBACH Published April 26, 2019 Energy Associated Press Facebook Twitter Comments Print Image 1 of 2 ▼ A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, April 26, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after an overnight decline on Wall Street spurred by disappointingly weak earnings reports from 3M and other industrial companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Shares edged lower in Europe on Friday following a lackluster day in Asia ahead of the release of U.S. economic growth data later in the day. Continue Reading Below Benchmarks fell Friday in Paris, London, Tokyo and Shanghai but rose in Hong Kong and Sydney. Economists have been upgrading their estimates, with many forecasting that GDP expanded at an annual rate of close to 3% in the first three months of the year. That would be up a full percentage point from previous estimates. Germany’s DAX was nearly unchanged early Friday at 12,280.80 while the CAC40 in Paris lost 2.33 points to 5,555.34. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.3% to 7,411.37. Wall Street looked set for a weak open, with the future contract for the Dow down 0.1% and… Read full this story
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