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Stock indices closed lower, fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. still weighed on markets. News said that a doctor who had worked in Africa had tested positive for the Ebola virus in New York City.
The European Central Bank will announce the results of stress tests on Sunday.
The Gfk German consumer confidence index increased to 8.5 in November from 8.4 in October, beating forecasts for a decline to 8.1. October's figure was revised up from 8.3.
Belgium's business climate index rose to -6.8 in October from -7.2 in September, beating expectations for a decline to -7.8.
The U.K. gross domestic product (GDP) climbed 0.7% in the third quarter, in line with expectations, after a 0.9% rise in the second quarter.
On a yearly basis, the U.K. GDP increased 3.0% in the third quarter, in line with expectations, after a 3.2% rise in the second quarter.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,388.73 -30.42 -0.47%
DAX 8,991.91 -55.40 -0.61%
CAC 40 4,128.9 -28.78 -0.69%
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