After an early sell-off, European markets finished mixed, as U.S. stocks recovered somewhat after news that the U.S. and Great Britain began bombing military targets in Afghanistan.
In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index finished off 3.30 points, or 0.07%, to 5,032.70. Germany's DAX Index added 7.46 points, or 0.17%, to 4,495.15. In France, the CAC 40 ended 7.45 points, or 0.18%, to 4,172.21.
As far as Asian markets are concerned, Japan's market was closed for Health/Sports Day. On Friday, the Nikkei rose 0.39 of a point to 10,205.87. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 309.55 points, or 3.01%, to close at 9,967.83.