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Stock indices closed lower as the Ukrainian government said its troops attacked a military convoy that entered the country from Russia. In the earlier trading session, stocks traded higher on speculation that the ECB will add new stimulus measures to support the economy.
The UK gross domestic product grew at annual rate of 3.2% in the second quarter, exceeding expectations for a 3.1% gain, after a 3.1% rise in the first quarter. That was the fastest pace since the end of 2007.
On a monthly basis, the UK GDP increased 0.8% in the second quarter, in line with expectations, after a 0.8% rise in the first quarter.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,689.08 +3.82 +0.06%
DAX 9,092.6 -132.50 -1.44%
CAC 40 4,174.36 -31.07 -0.74%
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