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    15.03.2016 11:01 European stock markets mid session: stocks traded lower on a fall in oil prices

    Stock indices traded lower as oil prices declined. Oil prices fell on concerns over the global oil oversupply.

    Market participants are awaiting the release of the Fed's interest rate decision tomorrow. Analysts expect the Fed to keep its monetary policy unchanged.

    Market participants also eyed the Eurozone's economic data. Eurostat released its employment growth data for the Eurozone on Tuesday. Eurozone's employment increased by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, exceeding expectations for a 0.2% gain, after a 0.3% rise in the third quarter.

    Main contributors were Malta ( 1.7%), Spain, Luxembourg and Portugal (all 0.7%).

    On a yearly basis, employment in the Eurozone increased by 1.2% in the fourth quarter, after a 1.1% gain in the third quarter.

    Current figures:

    Name Price Change Change %

    FTSE 100 6,132.26 -42.31 -0.69 %

    DAX 9,941.18 -49.08 -0.49 %

    CAC 40 4,463.94 -42.65 -0.95 %

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