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Europe Markets: European stocks slip following ECB policy inaction

European stocks slipped Friday, facing a decline for the week, as disappointment lingers over the European Central Bank’s decision not to unleash more stimulus for the eurozone economy.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.30% was off 0.2% at 348.48. It is on track for a weekly loss of 0.5%, its first drop of that kind in three weeks.

The index on Thursday closed 0.3% lower, hurt by a slide in German equities and a rise in the euro after the ECB left interest rates and its quantitative easing program unchanged on Thursday.

See:MarketWatch’s recap of ECB President Draghi’s press conference

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