European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a renewed decline in oil prices, a sharp fall in mining stocks and a mixed set of earnings capped gains in the region.
The pan-European STOXX 600 finished down 0.5 percent provisionally. Sectors ended mixed to lower.
U.S. stocks struggled to post strong gains on Thursday and were trading in a range at Europe's close, after oil prices pared and Apple shares declined. This added pressure to European stocks.