European markets were up Friday despite some lackluster data from the region.
Data from Insee earlier today showed the French economy remained flat in the first quarter in line with expectations. GDP logged zero growth in the first three months following a 0.2% increase in the immediate previous quarter.
Other data showed French consumer spending rebounded in May – up a percent following a 0.2% contraction in April.
The U.K. is also due to release figures on economic growth as well current account figures shortly.
Stocks on the Move
Barclays PLC was up almost 2%.
Rolls-Royce revved up 1.5% after a Reuters report Airbus is close to a decision to upgrade its A330 engines provided by the British engine maker.
Adidas AG edged up 0.1% after U.S. rival Nike reported better-than-expected quarterly results Thursday.