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Shares extend losses on U.S. weakness, Bunds rise

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - European shares extended losses toa session low on Tuesday, led by falls on Wall Street asconcerns around the outlook for corporate earnings continued toweigh on sentiment, sending investors into safehaven governmentbonds.

At 1455 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of leadingEuropean shares was down 0.3 percent at 1.097.35 points, off itslow of 1,096.80.

Traders cited a move lower in U.S. stock indices as thedriving force behind the move, with investors there skittish onthe outlook for earnings as the third-quarter results seasongets underway.

Bund futures rebounded to stand broadly flat on theday at 141.36, off their session low of 141.0.

(Reporting by London markets team)

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