The stock indices declined due to the weak earnings results from companies across Europe.
The industrial production in the Eurozone decreased 0.3% in March, from a 0.3% increase in February. Analysts had expected this figure. The year-on year rate of the industrial production in the Eurozone decreased 0.1% in March, from a 1.7% increase in February.
U.K. unemployment rate declined to 6.8% in March, from 6.9% in February. The claimant count dropped by 25,100 in April, compared to a decline of 30,400 people in March. Analysts had expected a decrease of 31,200 people.
Mediaset SpA shares declined 6.7% after announcing a net loss in the first quarter.
Nordex AG shares increased 7.7% after the company raised its full-year sales outlook for 2014.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,861.98 -11.10 -0.16%
DAX 9,738.18 -16.25 -0.17%
CAC 40 4,497.7 -7.32 -0.16%
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