Major euro zone share indexes fall after mixed PMI data

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By Lionel Laurent and Alistair Smout

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday after data pointed to a mixed picture for the euro zone's economic recovery, with German private-sector growth slowing again in May even as France extended its timid recovery.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.1 percent at 1107 GMT at 1612.55, with Germany's DAX down 0.5 percent.

Blue-chip German stocks underperformed other indexes after Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for Europe's largest economy showed a drop in May, though it rose in France.   Continuación...