European stocks close mostly lower

Europe's main stock markets closed mostly lower on Thursday, with London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies losing 1.06 percent to 6,228.42 points.

In Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.15 percent to 3,601.05 points, while in Frankfurt the DAX 30 edged up 0.13 percent to 7,590.85 points.