European markets down at mid-session

(AGI) Rome, July 17 - European companies with links to Russiahave reacted negatively to new U.S. sanctions. The BancoEspirito Santo lost 10.99 percent following Tuesday's strongrebound after Standard & Poor's 'B-' rating. The Lisbon stockmarket has fallen by 1.46 percent as a result. Frankfurt isdown 0.84 percent, Milan, has dropped 1.47 percent, Paris isdown 1.04 percent, London has lost 0.66 percent and Madrid isdown 1.08 percent. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 17 - European companies with links to Russiahave reacted negatively to new U.S. sanctions. The BancoEspirito Santo lost 10.99 percent following Tuesday's strongrebound after Standard & Poor's 'B-' rating. The Lisbon stockmarket has fallen by 1.46 percent as a result. Frankfurt isdown 0.84 percent, Milan, has dropped 1.47 percent, Paris isdown 1.04 percent, London has lost 0.66 percent and Madrid isdown 1.08 percent. . .