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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

US BUSINESS NEWS - Transaction in Own Shares -

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LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - European shares hit a two-week low in morning trade on Tuesday, as banks slid on persistent concerns about their balance sheets and fears they might need more state help, while weaker crude prices pressured oil stocks. At in STOCKMARKET NEWS >

LONDON -- European shares fell again on Tuesday, with financials under pressure as HSBC Holdings shares fell 1.5% and Aegon shares declined 4.7%. Elsewhere, shares in French cosmetics giant L'Oreal declined 2.2% after reporting annual results in STOCKMARKET NEWS >

SHANGHAI— Chinese shares fell Tuesday as investors took profits after reports the central bank was investigating a surge in bank lending that fueled a rally and whether it increased financial risks. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 69 in STOCKMARKET NEWS >

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