European markets closed mixed Friday as investors monitored China’s coronavirus epidemic and a slew of corporate earnings.
The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index closed provisionally slightly lower with major bourses and sectors pointing in different directions.
China’s National Health Commission on Friday reported an additional 121 deaths and 5,090 new cases of the coronavirus across the mainland for Feb. 13.
AstraZeneca shares were down 4% after it said its 2020 sales growth would take a hit from the coronavirus. And RBS shares sank 7% after it scaled back its returns target and slashed its investment back.