European markets closed under pressure on Monday as investors failed to shake off the sharp declines seen in commodities.
European stocks finished in the red on Thursday as investors waded through another raft of earnings and prepared for the latest BOJ decision.
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, said underlying operating profit rose 5.3 percent in the first half.
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European stocks finished Friday in the red as investors digested the latest earnings and China data, ahead of a key oil summit this weekend.
Carrefour said on Friday that sales growth accelerated in the first quarter, reflecting robust sales in Brazil, Spain and Italy.
European markets finished sharply higher on Wednesday following dovish comments by Fed chair and a solid recovery in commodity stocks.
European markets finished mixed on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Belgium capital of Brussels leaving at least 31 people dead and several injured.
European equities reversed sharp gains to finish firmly in the red on Thursday, following comments by Mario Draghi.
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, said on Thursday it would boost investments to renovate and open stores.
European stocks closed sharply higher on Friday, buoyed by a recovery in oil prices and dovish remarks from the ECB.
European markets finished deep into negative territory on Friday, as oil prices slumped below $30 per barrel.
World No. 2 retailer Carrefour said sales growth slowed in the fourth quarter, as deadly November Paris attacks and unseasonably warm weather weighed on its core French business.
European markets climbed off session lows to close slightly lower as investors reacted to a fresh jobs report from the U.S. and OPEC.
European stocks closed higher on Friday as investors digested a raft of corporate earnings and shook off concerns over China's economic slowdown.
Carrefour reported on Friday an acceleration in third-quarter sales, reflecting an improving performance in Southern Europe.
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.
Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, posted stronger-than-expected first-half operating profit on Friday, driven by a recovering Europe and resilient Brazilian operations.
Europe finished higher on Thursday after Greece's parliament approved Prime Minister Tsipras' reforms plan and the ECB extended its emergency funding.
Foreign supermarket and hypermarket chains are struggling to compete in China, moving to revamp store formats and sell online. The Financial Times reports.