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European equities finished slightly higher on Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news.
The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index ended around 0.3 percent higher, with all major bourses mostly higher.
The German DAX outperformed the index and finished around 0.6 percent higher, after Germany's IFO survey of business sentiment showed a rise in April and came in close to market expectations.
Electrolux shares soared to close over 9 percent higher, as the electrical manufacturer reported a smaller-than-expected fall in profits for its first quarter.
Stocks in Intesa Sanpaolo briefly tumbled after a letter was circulated suggesting that Chief Executive Carlo Messina had tendered his resignation. The Italian lender however confirmed the letter was a fake and shares bounced back almost immediately.
U.S. stocks traded mostly higher on Friday on continued momentum from Thursday's high levels as investors cheered major earnings reports.
As expected, little progress was made when Greece's finance minister met with his euro zone counterparts on Friday.
Nonetheless, the Athens composite index finished more than 3 percent higher on the day.