European markets traded flat Friday.
Data showed German retail sales fell unexpectedly in October, declining 0.8% from September, short of expectations for a 0.5% increase.
In the U.K., house prices rose 1% in November from the previous month, and by 5.8% on the year.
Consumer spending in France fell more-than-expected in October.
Euro-zone flash inflation estimates are due slightly later.
Elsewhere, S&P downgraded its long-term sovereign credit rating on the Netherlands to AA+ from AAA.
Stocks on the Move
Rio Tinto extended gains in London, up 0.6%.
Barclays PLC was up a percent.
Ryanair was 0.3% lower. The low-cost airline has applied for slots in the airport of Copenhagen and for permission to fly to 16 destinations from the Danish capital.
Renault slipped 0.1% in Paris.
RWE AG was up 0.6%. A German newspaper reported the utility is scrapping wage increases for managers as the company cuts costs and jobs.