European shares fall after PMI surveys, Ericsson down 12 pct

April 23, 2015 11:44 AM

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LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - European shares slipped on Thursday, with Germany's DAX index underperforming following a disappointing purchasing managers' survey while weak results from Ericsson hit technology stocks.

Another survey showing factory activity in China, the world's largest metals consumer, contracted at its fastest pace in a year in April, hit mining stocks. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic resources index fell 1.2 percent.

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