In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 39.41 points, or 1.13%, to 3,457.14. Germany's DAX index was down 33.05 points, or 0.85%, to 3,841.73, despite a report that October industrial production rose more than the expected 2.4%.
Asian stock markets ended lower following Intel's update. Tech issues on Japan's Nikkei 225 index led losses. The index fell 56.53 points, or 0.54%, to 10,373.46. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index shed 27.92 points, or 0.23%, to finish at 12,314.73.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 3.06 points, or 0.04%, to 7,990.28.