Stock markets hold firm with China on crossroad


European markets managed to stay above the waterline by the close on Friday, as investors digested US inflation data, and looked towards interest rate decisions from the US and UK next week.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.8% at 438.97, as Germany's DAX added 0.74% to 14,370.72.

France's CAC 40 gained...