Electrolux slump weighs on weaker European stock markets

jueves 2 de julio de 2015 10:23 GYT

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday under pressure from concerns over Greece's debt crisis and with a rebound in the euro weighing on exporters that typically benefit from the single currency's weakness.

Adding to the downward pressure, Sweden's Electrolux fell after a U.S. legal challenge to a planned takeover.

Electrolux, which owns the Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan brands, fell about 10 percent after the United States filed a lawsuit to prevent it from buying General Electric's appliance business.   Continuación...