Thyssenkrupp (DE:TKAG) is considering carving out its steel division to seek state aid from Germany's economic stabilisation fund in a bid to rescue the ailing business, a senior policymaker said on Friday.
Germany stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Insurance and Technology sectors led shares higher.
France stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.
Denmark stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
Wall Street gained on Friday as Disney and Cisco's upbeat results brought the focus back to corporate earnings at the end of a volatile trading week that saw record surges in coronavirus cases and increased hopes of a working vaccine.