Ecu Markets Open Lower On Us Health-Care Gridlock; Novartis Reports Income

Bourses in Europe open lower on Tuesday with global sentiment dampened by a gridlock in U.S. politics over health-care reform.
The greenback took another hit on Tuesday after the Trump health-care bill failed to get enough backing to proceed to a debate.
The Swiss pharmaceutical Novartis confirmed its full-year guidance with net income at $2.87 billion in the second quarter of the year.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.3 percent lower with most sectors moving south.
Markets in Asia fell from their two-year highs as the U.S. dollar sank overnight.

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