LONDON Nov 9 European stocks trimmed losses on
Friday afternoon after a batch of positive U.S. data suggested
the world's largest economy grew more than initially estimated
in the third quarter.
U.S. wholesale inventories rose in September by the most in
nine months as wholesalers sharply boosted stocks of farm goods
and oil, while a survey showed U.S. consumer sentiment rose to
its highest level in more than five years in
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was 0.3
percent lower at 1,093.93, having hit an intra-day low of
1,086.11 points. The U.S. S&P 500 index edged higher
after a lower start.