Europe Markets Close Lower

Asia stocks end higher; Canada shares slump at close

European stock markets closed lower on Wednesday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was off 9.10 points, or 0.21%, to 4,309.40 as the market gave up early gains to security concerns in UAE and the U.S. Some 49 FTSE stocks were down and 47 were higher on turnover of 401 million shares following reports UK factory wages rose 2.4% in February and that former Bank of England head Eddie George is worried about high consumer debt.

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