Closing changes for the main European bourses:

German DAX chart
  • UK FTSE 100 -0.7%
  • German DAX +0.2%
  • Italy MIB +0.3%
  • Spain IBEX -0.7%
  • French CAC +0.1%

It was a mixed picture but it was a much nicer one than a few hours ago. The DAX had been down as much as 2.2% before finishing higher. That's an impressive turnaround.