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European stocks tumble over weak German GDP

08-17-2011 14:40 BJT

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European stocks fell on Tuesday, halting a recovery rally that started last week. Analysts say that's partly because investors are worried about the tepid reading of German economic growth.

The DAX in Germany fell nearly half a percent to 5 thousand 994, France's CAC-40 dropped a quarter of a percent to 3 thousand 230. But Britain's top shares ended a shade higher, as FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent.

After European markets closed, the meeting between the German and French leaders failed to quell fears about euro zone leaders' ability to contain the region's debt woes. And analysts say Europe's debt woes may continue to weigh on the market in the future.

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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