European equities closed higher on Friday after a choppy end to trading in July, as investors eyed key earnings and data from the U.S., and slipping commodity prices.
BNP Paribas reported better-than-expected profit on Friday, as the strong dollar gave the French bank's earnings a boost.
Royal Dutch Shell warned on Thursday that lower oil prices could continue for several years, as earnings fell by a third.
There are already doubts over whether a Greek bailout deal can be signed, sealed and delivered before the next billion euro debt to lenders is due.
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