European Indexes Finish Lower

Concerns about possible rate hikes and higher oil prices weighed on markets

London's FTSE 100 index closed Wednesday's session deep in the red spooked by fears of a slowdown across the Atlantic and questions on the strength of US consumer spending on weaker-than-expected home sales. WTI too fell to US$71.95/bbl after US inventories showed a surprise rise in gasoline stocks.

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