Around the World's Markets: Paris

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The Independent Online
STOCKS fell for a fourth day, led by Total SA and Elf Aquitaine SA, on low earnings expectations. The CAC-40 index fell 57.12 points, or 1.54 per cent, to 3,651.85, after a 0.98 percent drop Friday. Thirty- five stocks fell and five stocks rose. Volume was thin as dealers awaited news on the Russian crisis. .

Shares in Bic, the pen-to-lighter maker which does much of its business in the US, dropped 6.42 per cent on the weakness of the dollar.