European stocks edged higher on Friday, with the benchmark index scoring a third straight week of gains, as investors watched for developments in the Syria situation and in the trade spat between the U.S. and China.
European markets had traded with sizable gains earlier in the session, but trimmed the advances in the afternoon as U.S. stocks turned lower.
Sage Group PLC shares tanked after a sales warning, while Volkswagen AG shares rose after the German auto maker’s board replaced its chief executive.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.1% to close at 379.20, adding to a 0.7% advance from Thursday. The pan-European benchmark scored a 1.2% weekly gain.
Source : Marketwatch