Agence France-PresseMarch 13, 2013 11:00
European stock markets fell on Wednesday, mirroring earlier losses in Asia, as traders cashed in recent gains and chewed over mixed eurozone inflation figures.
London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies dropped 0.89 percent to 6,452.40 points in afternoon trading.
Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.21 percent to 7,949.40 points and in Paris the CAC 40 lost 0.32 percent to 3,827.54.
In foreign exchange activity, the euro slid to $1.2941 from $1.3035 late on Tuesday in New York. Gold prices decreased to $1,591.50 an ounce on the London Bullion Market from $1,594.