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Nov 12 (Reuters) - European shares retreated from eight-month highs on Thursday as surging coronavirus infections raised doubts about a quicker economic rebound and overshadowed several upbeat quarterly earnings reports.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.7% by 0804 GMT, taking some of the shine off gains of more than 13% this month that had set it on course for its best monthly performance ever.
London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.9% as data showed the UK economy grew by a slower than expected 1.1% in September from August, even before the latest restrictions on businesses.
German engineering group Siemens shed 3.4% even as it reported better-than-expected profit at its industrial business in the final set of results overseen by long-standing Chief Executive Joe Kaeser. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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