European shares mixed before economic data

European indices traded steadily on Wednesday as investors keep an eye on important economic data due later in the day.

By 08:50 am GMT, the Eurozone’s main index Stoxx 600 inched down 0.02% to 402.72 points, while the UK’s FTSE 100 fell by 0.26 percent to 7,711.90 points.

Meanwhile, France’s CAC 40 declined 0.1 percent to 5,529.52, and Germany’s DAX rose 0.07 percent to 13,568.96.

The Eurozone’s manufacturing and services sectors’ data is due at 09:00 am GMT, while the UK’s average earnings and unemployment rate reports are due at 09:30 am GMT.

The euro last climbed 0.36 percent against the US dollar to $1.2343.