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Stock indices closed mixed. Mining shares declined due to the weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data. China's trade surplus fell to $3.10 billion in March from $60.60 billion in February, missing expectations for a decline to a surplus of $43.40 billion.
Exports dropped 14.6% in March, while imports slid 12.3%.
Concerns over Greece's debt problems continue to weigh on markets, despite the fact that Greece repaid the International Monetary Fund (IMF) tranche of 448 million euros last week.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 7,064.3 -25.47 -0.36 %
DAX 12,338.73 -36.00 -0.29 %
CAC 40 5,254.12 +13.66 +0.26 %
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