European equity close: Moderate declines aside from France

Closing changes for the main European bourses:

  • UK FTSE 100 -0.2%
  • German DAX -0.3%
  • French CAC +0.3%
  • Spain IBEX -0.3%
  • Italy MIB -0.2%
Shares prices were lower earlier in the day but rebounded in the last four hours of trading with a final gasp of buying in the final hour of trade.