The leading indices of the main European stock markets went into red territory in today's early trading. Investors are assessing the possibility that major central banks will keep their momentum for tightening the money supply for a longer time, contrary to optimism that inflation is cooling, Bloomberg reported.

The London Stock Exchange's FTSE 100 index wiped 50.71 points, or 0.67 percent, to 7567,89.11 points as of 00:<> a.m. weather.

In Frankfurt, the DAX fell 49.29 points, or 0.31 percent, to 15,947.23 points.

The Paris CAC 40 fell 37.46 points, or 0.5 percent, to 7396,16.<> points.

Asian exchanges closed mainly with declines after Wall Street rose minimally

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