European stocks end lower

European stock markets ended lower on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares losing 0.40 percent to close at 6,348.82 points.

In Frankfurt the DAX 30 index dropped 0.39 percent to end the day at 8,197.08 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 fell 0.55 percent to finish at 3,839.34 points.