Most stock indices closed higher as shares in European stainless steel producers increased.
Eurozone's revised gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.32% in fourth quarter, in line with expectations and matching an initial estimate.
On a yearly basis, Eurozone's revised gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.9% in fourth quarter, in line with expectations, up from an initial estimate of 0.8%.
German industrial production increased 0.6% in January, in line with expectations, after a 1.0% gain in December. December's figure was revised up from a 0.1% increase.
Consumer inflation expectations for the coming year in the UK declined to 1.9% in February from 2.5% in November. That was the lowest level since late 2001.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,911.8 -49.34 -0.71 %
DAX 11,550.97 46.96 0.41 %
CAC 40 4,964.35 0.84 0.02 %