British stocks languished on Wednesday, with worries about the health of the global economy returning to pressure equities.

The U.K. FTSE 100 UKX, -1.23%  fell 0.33% to 7227.23 and the mid-cap FTSE 250 MCX, -1.01%  dropped 0.3% to 18947.80.

Europe stocks also were lower, as were U.S. stock futures ES00, -1.38%  .

What’s moving markets

The state of the global economy returned to focus a day after relief from the U.S. government delaying tariffs on Chinese consumer products.

U.K. consumer prices in July rose to 2.1% year-over-year from 2% in June, and above the Factset compiled consensus economist forecast of 1.9% growth, after a jump in computer game prices. “The medium-term outlook for above-target inflation suggests that the [Bank of England’s] focus will return to

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