European stocks fall back at the close

European stock markets suffered losses on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index giving up 0.68 percent to 6,738.32 points at the close.

In Frankfurt, the DAX index slumped 1.07 percent to 9,753.88 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 ended the day 1.21 percent lower at 4,316.12.