Most stock indices closed higher on the better-than-expected economic data from the Eurozone. German preliminary consumer price index rose 0.9% in February, exceeding expectations for a 0.6% increase, after a 1.1% drop in January.
On a yearly basis, German preliminary consumer price index increased to 0.1% in February from -0.4% in January.
The increase was driven by lower decline in energy and food prices.
French consumer spending increased 0.6% in January from a year earlier, after a 1.6% rise. December's figure was revised up from a 1.5% gain.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,946.66 -3.07 -0.04 %
DAX 11,401.66 74.47 0.66 %
CAC 40 4,951.48 40.86 0.83 %