European stocks decreased Friday, as the Stoxx Europe 600 index /zigman2/quotes/210599654/delayed XX:SXXP +0.84% finished down 2.34% to 390.40.
The French CAC 40 index /zigman2/quotes/210597958/delayed FR:PX1 +0.46% weakened 2.28% to 5,783.41, the German DAX /zigman2/quotes/210597999/delayed DX:DAX +0.74% weakened 1.97% to 12,284.19 and the FTSE 100 index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.06% dropped 1.97% to 7,018.60.
Of the Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, major international banks company Credit Suisse Group AG /zigman2/quotes/205269278/delayed CH:CSGN +6.76% saw the largest decline Friday, as shares plunged 12.4%
Shares of motor vehicle parts firm Faurecia SE /zigman2/quotes/208852435/delayed FR:EO -0.67% and investment advisors company Allfunds Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/226288463/delayed NL:ALLFG +1.32% tumbled 11.5% and 10.7%, respectively.
Valeo SE /zigman2/quotes/200919386/delayed FR:FR -2.02% , a motor vehicle parts company, and specialty retail business Auto1 Group SE /zigman2/quotes/224425807/delayed XE:AG1 +2.32% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks dropped 10.3% and 9.2%, respectively.
Uniper SE /zigman2/quotes/208981032/delayed XE:UN01 -8.17% , a multiutilities company, saw the largest increase among Stoxx Europe 600 constituents, as shares rose 8.1% on Friday.
Shares of biotechnology firm UCB S.A. /zigman2/quotes/207179459/delayed BE:UCB -1.24% and wholesalers company Kion Group AG /zigman2/quotes/203441117/delayed XE:KGX +5.34% gained 3.7% and 2.9%, respectively.
Samhaellsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB Series B /zigman2/quotes/203804639/delayed SE:SBB.B +0.05% , a software company, and software firm Netcompany Group A/S /zigman2/quotes/210383208/delayed DK:NETC +1.01% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 2.8% and 2.8%, respectively.
The pound /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD +0.1880% was down 2.99% against the dollar, and the euro /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled EURUSD -0.2179% was down 1.22%. Brent crude weakened 5.12% to $84.95.
The yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +2.87% declined 9.44 basis points to 3.829%, and the yield on the German 10-year bund /zigman2/quotes/211347112/realtime BX:TMBMKDE-10Y +6.28% fell 0.029 basis points to 2.03%.