The pan-Europeancame off its highs to close 0.05 percent up. Sectors pointed in different directions.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 finished 0.3 percent up, while Germany’s DAX ended 0.06 percent up. France’s CAC however ended down 0.23 percent.
Uncertainty over central banks’ next moves continued to worry investors across the world on Wednesday, with many focusing on the Fed, as it is expected to meet on September 20. However, chances of the Fed raising rates appear slim.
“Once again we’re left to absorb all the information we’ve had over the last couple of weeks, the result of which appears to be that the Fed will hold off on raising interest rates next week,” Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, said in a note Wednesday.
“While a number of policy makers would clearly be comfortable with raising rates at this point, I think there are enough that want to see more evidence of higher inflation to prevent a hike next week. Investors are clearly in agreement on this with markets pricing in only a 15% chance of a hike,” Erlam added.