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European Stocks, U.S. Futures Are Little Changed; CSM Retreats

July 05, 2011

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks were little changed, after six straight days of gains for the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, before a U.S. report that may show factory orders rebounded in May. Asian shares and U.S. index futures fluctuated.

CSM NV slumped 10 percent after saying first-half earnings will decline because of higher raw-material costs.

The Stoxx 600 fell 0.1 percent to 275.25 at 8:04 a.m. in London. The index surged 4.4 percent over the past six trading days after Greek lawmakers passed a five-year austerity package, qualifying the country for further aid. The measure still slipped 1.1 percent in the second quarter on concern that Greece will fail to repay all its debt.

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