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European Shares Set to Track US, Asia Lower

European shares were set to track U.S. and Asian markets lower at the open on Wednesday on worries over economic growth and financial sector losses, with investors eyeing company results and U.S. retail sales data for cues.

Bookmakers expected Britain's FTSE to open down 18-25 points, Germany's DAX down 32-33 points, and France's CAC down 21-24 points.

Companies due to report included Dutch financial group ING and German utility E.ON.