European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday after a bumpy day of trading, as investors pondered the U.S. Federal Reserve's next move.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 provisionally closed 0.5 percent higher at 1,326.36, reversing earlier losses. All major country indexes ended on a positive note.
Germany's DAX closed unofficially up 0.3 percent following the release of economic data which initially pushed the benchmark index lower. Germany's unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent in October, and joblessness fell more than expected. However, inflation data for the country came in slightly lower than forecast.