European stocks slump, Madrid down by 2.26%

European stock markets closed sharply lower on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of top companies sliding 1.58 percent to 5,791.63 points.

In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 skidded 1.96 percent to 7,232.83 points, while in Paris the CAC 40 dropped 1.99 percent to 3,409.59 points.

Madrid's stock exchange plunged by 2.26 percent to 7,660.70 points following the release of gloomy growth prospects by the European Commission.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9327-0.0005-0.05%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5555-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6753-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg