European stocks extend drop after U.S. inflation data
* 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: link.reuters.com/pap87v
* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v (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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