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Europe lower premarket amid economic data

Major European stock indexes were lower in the premarket session on Thursday as investors across the bloc awaited data on the United Kingdom's gross domestic product, French preliminary inflation report, Germany's retail sales, and the unemployment rate for both the EU and Germany.

In other news, NATO has formally invited Sweden and Finland to join the alliance, after concerns over their accession were settled through the Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey.

Frankfurt's DAX was down by 0.55% at 8:00 am CET, and the CAC 40 dropped by 0.64% at the same time. London's FTSE 100 fell by 0.83% a minute later. The euro was 0.12% higher against the dollar, going for $1.04545 at 7:54 am CET. At the same time, the pound rose 0.29% compared to the dollar, selling at $1.21505.

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