Agence France-PresseApril 23, 2014 08:33
Europe's main stock markets fell on Wednesday as poorly-received Chinese economic data offset some strong numbers out of the eurozone, analysts said.
But the euro, blamed by the French government for holding back its economy, rose against both the dollar and British pound.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 stock index slipped 0.18 percent to stand at 6,669.63 points in midday deals.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.31 percent to 9,570.36 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.40 percent to 4,466.09 compared with Tuesday's closing level.