European equities closed lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve and a gathering of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Governing Council.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed down around 0.4 percent having wobbling during the day's session, as market attention in Europe focused on the two central bank meetings.
The Federal Open Market Committee isn't expected to take any action on interest rates today, however, with consensus for a rate hike pushed to September. A press briefing will be held at 14:30 EDT with Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
London's FTSE 100 index closed around 0.4 percent lower, despite U.K. unemployment figures out Wednesday having fallen, showing wage growth hitting a near four-year high.