Stocks on the Continent finished slightly lower, but off their lows of the session in most cases, as traders played it safe going into the G7 Quebec summit at the weekend and what analysts at Danske Bank said was "the mother of all weeks ahead".
Over 100,000 Londoners owners of pre-2016 diesel cars face £12. 50 charge as mayor Sadiq Khan expands ultra-low emission zone up to North and South circular roads from October 2021.
Wall Street trading opened with across-the-board losses on Friday as investors grew nervous ahead of the G7 summit in Canada, which looked set to be an acrimonious two days of talks.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reacted coolly to the UK's backstop proposal.
Most markets in Asia finished lower on Friday, as sentiment took a dive following a decline in technology stocks on Wall Street overnight.
Tensions between US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the G7 heightened on Friday ahead of the Canadian summit as French President Emmanuel Macron urged the other six leaders to stand up to American "hegemony".
Deutsche Bank chairman Paul Achleitner has reportedly spoken to shareholders this week about a potential merger with Commerzbank.
US futures pointed to a downbeat open on Wall Street on Friday as investors grew nervous ahead of the G7 summit in Canada, which looked set to be an acrimonious two days of talks.
The US is at the centre of erupting drama across emerging markets this week, with Brazil's and Mexico's stock markets and currencies crashing, India unexpectedly hiking interest rates and Turkey tightening policy for the third time in less than two months.
China's trade performance was resilient in May with imports surging more than export growth to surprisingly reduce the monthly surplus, while Japan's first quarter economic output was confirmed.
Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical has secured the largest ever syndicated bank loan in Asia to help pay for the cash portion of its $46bn acquisition of FTSE 100-listed Shire.
Wall Street finished mixed on Thursday as the Dow rose, while the Nasdaq Composite ended its four-day streak with technology declines sending the index lower.