PARIS — European stock markets fell in mid-morning trading on Wednesday, dragged down by the impact of weak commodity prices.
The FTSE 100 in London lost 0.5 percent to 6,281.51, while the DAX in Frankfurt was down 0.4 percent to 10,819.52. The CAC 40 in Paris and the FTSE MIB in Milan both fell 0.2 percent, to 4,691.29 and 21,609.92, respectively.
The euro traded at $1.10, while the pound fetched $1.49, and the Swiss franc equaled $1.01 at 11:15 a.m. CET.
Most retail and luxury stocks were also weaker, with the morning’s biggest losers including Jimmy Choo, down 3.5 percent to 1.35 pounds; MySale Group, 3.7 percent to 0.45 pounds; Koovs, 1.9 percent to 0.26 pounds; and Moncler, 1.8 percent to 12.90 euros.