After a mixed start, Wednesday’s trading ended with major indices falling on most European stock markets.
In London, according to unofficial closing data, the FTSE-100 index was 0.58 percent loss, and the Frankfurt DAX index was 0.20 percent lower. In Paris, the CAC-40 index closed with a 0.13 percent increase, with the Madrid stock exchange closing 0.05 percent, leading the Milan index down 0.37 percent on Wednesday.
The euro area EuroStoxx50 index showed a 0.02 percent increase at the end of the European trading period, while the FTSE EuroFirst 300 pan-European index fell by 0.02 percent and the Stoxx Europe 600 index fell by 0.07 percent.
The biggest loss occurred for the raw material companies on Wednesday, the industry index fell 1.3 percent. However, the industry indicator for automotive and banking papers rose by one percent.
Brent crude oil prices fell by $ 0.14 per barrel to $ 62.05, while the WTI price dropped by 0.41 percent to $ 53.90. US crude oil stocks fell less than expected in the past week, offsetting the otherwise positive oil market impact of the US-China trade relationship.
The euro is 0.25 percent higher at $ 1,1220, and the price of gold has fallen by $ 0.16 per ounce to $ 1,348.55.