Back in Europe, shares of energy companies like Tullow Oil and Premier Oil rose well over 3 percent, even after a rebound in oil prices proved short lived.
In earnings news, Aggreko reported a fall in third-quarter sales, but also said that it had won a tender process to supply power to Guam. This saw shares close around 3 percent higher.
Auto part and tire maker Continental raised its full-year profit outlook after it saw a rise in third-quarter sales, but shares closed down by around 5.3 percent.
Shares in Lufthansa closed over 3 percent lower after it cancelled hundreds of flights for Monday amid a continued strike by cabin crew.
Intercontinental Hotels Group shares closed around 4.8 percent lower after the firm denied it was considering a potential merger or sale.
Shares of endangered Lonmin crashed 18 percent to the bottom of the STOXX 600 after it priced its $407 million rights issue at a 94 percent discount. The platinum producer has urged shareholders to approve the equity cash call, which it says it critical to its survival.