European shares declined for a fourth day and were headed for their worst week of the year as a losing streak for bonds rumbled on while wary investors kept a close eye on the Greek situation and awaited US jobs data.
By 12:00 p.m., London's FTSE 100 was down by 0.9 per cent, France's CAC 40 was 1.5 per cent lower while Germany's DAX shed 1.2 per cent.
In Dublin, the ISEQ index of Irish shares lost 0.7 per cent.
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