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Most stock indices closed higher. Corporate earnings weighed on markets.
Investors are awaiting the Fed' interest rate decision today. They expect that the Fed will end its bond-buying program. Investors are awaiting new signs for further monetary policy in the U.S. The slowdown of the global growth and recent weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data could lead that the Fed will keep its low interest rate for a longer period.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares surged 12% after the company said it spin off its Ferrari unit.
Sanofi shares dropped 5.51% after the company removed its chief executive.
STMicroelectronics NV shares dropped 10.0% after the company said fourth-quarter sales will decline around 3.5% because of weaker demand, and reported the weaker-than-expected third-quarter net revenue.
Schneider Electric SE shares rose 2.7% after reporting the better-than-expected third-quarter revenue.
Total SA shares climbed 2.0% after posting the better-than-estimated third-quarter net income.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,453.87 +51.70 +0.81%
DAX 9,082.81 +14.62 +0.16%
CAC 40 4,110.64 -2.03 -0.05%
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