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European stocks close down

Europe's main stock markets closed lower on Friday, with London's FTSE 100 index finishing down 0.42 percent at 6,718.49 points compared with Thursday's close.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 ended the day 0.81 percent lower at 11,490.83 points, while the CAC 40 in Paris dipped 0.72 percent to 5,154.75.