Stock markets stay on downside as US inflation haunts investors


European stocks ended in the red on Wednesday as a hotter-than-expected US inflation print a day earlier continued to rattle markets.

The benchmark Stoxx 600 index closed down 0.9% at 417.51, while France's CAC 40 ended 0.4% lower at 6,222.41 and Germany's DAX slid 1.2% to 13,028.00.

Figures released on Tuesday by the Labor Department showed...