Nonetheless, the main focus in Europe remained on earnings.
Telecoms outperformed most sectors, closing up 0.36 percent, with the U.K. telecoms giant Vodafone leading the way, after it raised its full-year earnings growth to around 10 percent from 4-8 percent. The numbers sent the stock to close up over 5 percent.
Technology stocks ended in the black, with Simcorp reporting third-quarter results above expectations. The stock rose to the top of the STOXX 600, soaring 10 percent.
Tesco rose 6.2 percent after regulators approved its takeover of Booker. Booker Group meanwhile jumped 6.74 percent.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Germany's Henkel warned against difficult conditions in the consumer goods market during their third-quarter results. The stock fell 4.26 percent.
Utilities firm RWE announced a 9.3 percent increase in its nine-month core earnings, however the share price slipped 5.56 percent.
Altice, meanwhile, sank over 13 percent after a number of brokers cut their price targets and expectations on the telecoms stock.