What's interesting about Europe's first-quarter earnings is that better-than-expected results are not just due to a weak euro, Barclays said.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 saw stellar gains on Friday morning with risk assets buoyed by the expected results from the country's parliamentary election.
European shares rallied on Friday after the U.K. election outcome and a U.S. jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough to warrant a rate rise immediately.
Results show a Conservative Party victory in the U.K. general election. CNBC followed all the developments.
European equities trimmed losses on Thursday and closed flat, rebounding from heavy selling earlier in the session.
Global sentiment turned sour on Thursday as major equity and fixed income markets around the world saw a strong selloff.
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