|A Paris court sentenced former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel, 33, to three years in prison.|
A series of profit warnings and a frustration over slow progress at the White House pushed stocks lower
European bank stocks led declines across the region Wednesday amid a rally in global bond markets and a U.S.-led pullback in equity markets.
The two failed lenders will be pushed together as part of an effort by Spanish authorities to recover bailout funds
OPEC-induced unease, a pending FOMC decision, French politics and Brexit all weighed on sentiment in Europe.