The Athens stock exchange ended its torrid first day of trading in five weeks 16.2 percent lower, after it reopened for the first time in five weeks.
Russia will slowly recover, the IMF believes, but Moscow's "slow progress" in implementing structural reforms is weighing on the economic outlook.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has cut short his French Riviera holiday amid a growing row over the closure of a beach in front of his property.
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.
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