Asian and European shares fall following Moody's one-notch downgrade of France, which wasn't...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian and European shares fall following Moody's one-notch downgrade of France, which wasn't totally unexpected, and ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance minsters later today, when they might finally approve more aid to Greece. Japan -0.1%, Hong Kong -0.2%, China -0.4%, India -0.1%. Euro Stoxx 50 -0.2%, London -0.3%, Paris -0.4%, Frankfurt flat, Milan -0.7%, Madrid -0.2%.