French shares edged up on Friday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 1.04 percent,or 55.54 points,to close at 5,405.32 points.
International oil and gas industry service provider Technipfmc lost 0.15 percent, French multinational advertising and public relations company Publicis Groupe lost 0.28 percent and French multinational retailer Carrefour went down by 1.28 percent.
The terrorist attack in New Zealand is unrelated to Serbia, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said at a press conference on Friday, commenting on alleged presence of Serbian nationalist music and symbols in the live video of the attack.
Dacic expressed his condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the attacks, adding that the result is the result of a “global evil” of terrorism, against which countries can fight only jointly, and with a non-selective approach.
At the same time, worries over the outlook for global growth have at times shadowed markets.
Also, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development downgraded its outlook for global growth after cutting economic forecasts for virtually every country in the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations.
In fact, the most notable positive shift among individual indexes came from the eurozone, Cole noted.
Russian-Venezuelan lender Evrofinance Mosnarbank, which was placed under U.S. sanctions this month, faces restrictions on its foreign exchange operations but will still be able to trade other assets on the Moscow Exchange, the bourse said on Friday.