Europe: Slightly lower
LONDON: European stock markets moved slightly lower yesterday as investors awaited United States jobs and housing data, amid worries over budget wrangling and debt-ceiling negotiations in Washington.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.10 per cent to stand at 6,545.06 points around midday here.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 fell 0.25 per cent to 8,643.91 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.41 per cent to 4,178.20 compared with Wednesday's closing levels.
Indices are "in the red zone as investors continue to weigh up the fiscal and monetary situation in the US ahead of final second-quarter GDP data", said Ishaq Siddiqi, market strategist at ETX Capital traders. Agencies