European shares retreat from highs, Casino and Pearson slip

April 16, 2015 3:19 PM

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LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - European equities were led lower on Wednesday by French retailer Casino, which reported slower sales growth, and Pearson, which fell following troubles with one of its educational technology projects.

Casino fell 4.4 percent after Societe Generale and Natixis cut their target prices for the stock a day after it reported slower sales growth.

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