European markets finished firmly in the red on Friday as the renewed decline in oil prices and mixed performance in markets overseas weighed on investor sentiment.
The pan-European STOXX 600 ended 0.8 percent lower provisionally, with all sectors closing in negative territory. On the week however, the STOXX 600 jumped 4.5 percent.
Europe's main bourses all under-performed, with London's FTSE 100 slipping 0.4 percent while France's CAC finished 0.4 percent lower. Germany's DAX fell 0.8 percent down, while Athen's stock exchange was the worst-performing index, off 3.5 percent.