European stocks finished under pressure on Thursday, as investors showed signs of caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report on Friday.
Despite a positive open, the pan-European STOXX 600 ended trading in the red, down 0.4 percent provisionally. Most sectors closed in negative territory.
Of the major European bourses, both France's CAC and Germany's DAX finished in the red, at 0.22 and 0.16 percent down respectively. Meanwhile Britain's FTSE 100 sank further, closing 0.47 percent down, with sterling also posting solid losses against the U.S. dollar.