U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy.
European shares traded sharply higher on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew more than expected.
The CEO of WPP said most of his firm's new business in the third quarter was from clients that had left rival groups Publicis and Omnicom.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday expanded its monetary base target, a move aimed at supporting an economy that's struggled since the nation-wide tax hike took effect in April.
U.S. sovereign bond yields fell on Thursday, with the yield curve steepening.
European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, as traders digested Wednesday's policy moves from the U.S. Federal Reserve.