European shares opened lower on Thursday after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to leave its $85bn-a-month asset-purchasing program unchanged for now.
The Euro Stoxx 50 declined 0.29% lower at 3,031.75 at the time of writing, while the German DAX edged 0.29% lower at 8,983.97 points.
At the same time, the French CAC 40 index lost 0.42%, standing at 4,255.96 and the UK FTSE 100 dropped 0.33% at 6,755.32 points.
Meanwhile, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) posted its economic data showing that Germany’s retail sales advanced 0.2% in September, following the rise of 0.4% in the previous month. Read more