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European stocks decline, with SAP down after reporting trade fallout

Steve Goldstein

European stocks traded lower on Thursday, with the German DAX down 0.8% as SAP reported that trade tensions weighed on its second-quarter results. Those tensions remained in focus as The Wall Street Journal reported that progress on U.S.-China talks were stalled over how to handle the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. There were some gainers after earnings news, with Ubisoft Entertainment , easyJet and Novartis all gaining ground.