European markets were mixed. In London, the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index fell 42.70 points, or 1.06%, to 3,997. In France, the CAC 40 lost 40.53 points, or 1.3%, to 3,109.51. And in Germany, the DAX Index gained 12.31 points, or 0.4%, to 3,165.16.
In Asia, the markets finished mixed. In Japan, the Nikkei rose 45.24 points, or 0.52%, to close at 8,685.72, helped by gains in auto stocks. The market rebounded at the close of Friday's session, having fallen initially on Thursday's U.S. third-quarter GDP report which indicated slower than expected growth in the world's largest market.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng fell 33.57 points, or 0.36%, to close at 9,407.68.