European stocks extend drop after U.S. inflation data

miércoles 19 de agosto de 2015 12:33 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 closes down 1.8 pct

* Worst day in 4 years for Carlsberg

* Glencore also down after earnings drop

* Fed minutes due at 1800 GMT

* Europe bourses in 2015:

* Asset performance in 2015: (Updates with closing prices)

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - European stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending a recent losing streak after U.S. inflation data supported expectations of a rate rise, while brewer Carlsberg slumped after cutting its outlook.

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