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Bayer leads Europe markets down after U.S. court finds cancer link

Dave Morris

Markets in Europe drifted lower, led by German chemical company Bayer AG as a U.S. court judgement blamed Bayer’s weedkiller product Roundup for causing a case of cancer. German equities led the declines in Europe, with the DAX (DAX) falling 0.94% from Tuesday’s close to 11680.7, giving back Tuesday’s gains of 0.85%. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (UK:UKX) was essentially flat at 7,321.7, having climbed 0.6% Tuesday.