European shares were mostly lower on Wednesday despite rise on Wall Street and in Asia-Pacific region as investors waited for a U.S. Federal reserve meeting today and Swiss National Bank, Bank of England and European Central Bank rate meetings on Thursday.
The pan-European STOXX 600 lost 0.1 percent.
The FTSE 100 index ticked up 2 points to 7,502.26 after sliding into the red in early trading.
Germany's DAX was down 0.3% at 13,151.20 and France's CAC 40 slumped 0.2% to 5,413.84.
The rate at which major central banks plan to tighten and standardize monetary policy is a main factor in keeping the current bull market next year. Likely higher U.S. interest rates will boost banks stocks.