European stocks finished Thursday's trading day in negative territory.
The pan-European STOXX 600 closed provisionally down 0.46 percent, with the majority of Europe's industries finishing lower. Basic resources outperformed, however, closing up 0.68 percent.
Looking to bourses, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 slipped 0.65 percent, while France's CAC 40 dropped 0.78 percent and Germany's DAX fell 0.44 percent. Athens' exchange, however, rose more than 2 percent, while the country's 10-year government bond yield touched its lowest in almost 10 years, Reuters reported.