FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The European stock markets fell Thursday, ahead of the BoE interest rate decision. With earlier reports of Chinese inflation and a generally muted European session, equities witnessed a pullback, not unlike their Asian counterparts earlier.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the EURO STOXX 50 fell -0.56% as it settles in region of 2738.98, down -15.64 points in these moments. In addition, the FTSE 100 is trading in negative territory, operating at 6579.82, descending -3.66 points or -0.06% at the time of writing. Finally, the DAX has climbed lower at the opening, trading in the zone of 8244.73, presently -0.06% after a movement of -4.98 points.

Moving to commodities the prices of gold and silver are trading at USD $1470.80 and $24.07 per oz. respectively. Moreover, the price of crude is operating at USD $96.35/bbl Thursday.