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Stock indices closed little on consumer price inflation data from the Eurozone. Eurozone' preliminary consumer price index fell to an annual rate of 0.3% in November from 0.4% in October, in line with expectations.
Investors speculate that the European Central Bank will add further stimulus measures.
Eurozone's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 11.5% in October, in line with expectations.
German adjusted retail sales climbed 1.9% in October, exceeding expectations for a 1.7% rise, after a 2.8% decline in September. September's figure was revised up from a 3.2% fall.
Consumer spending in France dropped 0.9% in October, missing expectations for a 0.2% gain, after a 0.5% decline in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.8% decrease.
Yesterday's OPEC decision to leave its current production target unchanged still weighed on energy stocks.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,722.62 -0.80 0.1%
DAX 9,980.85 +5.98 +0.06 %
CAC 40 4,390.18 +7.84 +0.18 %
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