Agence France-PresseFebruary 19, 2014 12:17
European stocks markets mostly fell on Wednesday as investors reacted to a rise in British unemployment and downbeat housing data from the winter-struck United States.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.29 percent to 6,776.83 points in afternoon trading.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost 0.13 percent to 9,647.69 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 edged up 0.11 percent to 4,335.27.
Britain's jobless rate firmed to 7.2 percent in the quarter to December, official data showed, easing pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.