Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index and France's benchmark CAC-40 index
were both down 0.4 percent in early trading.
That compared with a similar performance in France, where the benchmark CAC-40 index
was also 0.5 percent higher in the afternoon.
In Europe the Paris Cac-40 index
closed up 24.0 at 3,839.7 and the Eurotop 100 index closed up 13.7 at 2,274.1.
Britain's FTSE-100 index rose 0.18 percent, while Germany's DAX fell 0.40 percent and the CAC-40 index
in Paris slipped 0.28 percent.
Summary: European and US stocks fell Friday despite fairly positive fourth-quarter earnings from JP Morgan Chase as investors focused in on the bank's lower than expected revenues during the period.AaIn Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares traded down 15.96 points at 5,482.24, while France's CAC-40 index
dropped 12.65 points, to 4,003.12.
In Europe, France's CAC-40 Index
tumbled 6.8% to 4,744.15, and Germany's blue-chip DAX 30 plunged 7.2% to 6,790.19.
PARIS - The CAC-40 index
closed at 5957.16 points, down 108.34 or 1.79 per cent, dropping 160.80 points since last weekend.
Germany's DAX index slipped 0.31 percent, while the CAC-40 index
in Paris slid 0.20 percent.
Paris's CAC-40 index
ended up 0.8 per cent at 4,755 points, while Frankfurt's DAX index added 0.8 per cent to 5,450 but Zurich's SMI fell 0.5 per cent.
Britain's FTSE-100 Index fell 0.11 percent, Germany's DAX lost 0.72 percent, while France's CAC-40 index
fell 0.50 percent.
The CAC-40 index
98.51 closed points lower at 4,017.37, up from a low for the day of 3,990.95 reached by mid-morning.
European shares were mixed, with London's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX indexes down but the French CAC-40 index