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Most stock indices traded lower due to the weak German retail sales and speculations over further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.
The German adjusted retail sales dropped 0.9% in April, after a 0.7% decline in March. Analysts had expected a 0.4% rise.
The unadjusted retail sales in Germany climbed 3.4% in April, after a decrease of 1.9% in March.
Societe Generale SA shares decreased 2.3% after its Russian unit posted a drop in first-quarter profit.
BNP Paribas SA shares declined 5.1% due to the company may be forced to pay a penalty exceeding $10 billion in the U.S.
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,860.87 -10.42 -0.15%
DAX 9,940.58 +1.68 +0.02%
CAC 40 4,501.89 -28.62 -0.63%
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