European stocks closed mixed on Friday as investors digested a key speech from the U.K.'s prime minister on Brexit.
U.K. stocks reverse course and rally on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May fails to instill confidence about the continuing Brexit talks at a speech in Florence, sparking weakness in sterling.
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered in early trading Friday as losses by technology companies mostly outweighed gains by oil companies. Financial stocks also headed lower as bond yields declined. Oil prices were flat.