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Friday's April 24, 2015 Selected Markets Closing.

Friday's April 24, 2015  Selected Markets Information From MarketWatch European Markets at close Report by Karla Mozee European stocks pared gains Friday, following a lackluster end to a meeting on Greece’s debt troubles, but equities still finished with a win for the week. The Stoxx Europe 600  SXXP,  +0.30%   rose 0.3% to 408.42, stepping back from stronger gains as consumer-services, technology and oil and gas  SXEP,  -0.65%   and health care shares turned lower. AstraZeneca shares  AZN,  -1.67%  fell 1.7% after the drug maker posted a  fall in first-quarter profit and sales . But shares of HSBC PLC  HSBA,  +2.86%   HSBC,  +3.47%   climbed 2.9% after the banking heavyweight said it is  considering moving its headquarters out of the U.K . Read: Don’t expect a flood of banks to stop calling London home The pan-European benchmark ended the week higher by 1.1%, its third weekly gain in four weeks. It is up 19% so far this year. Greece:  Greece’s Athex Composit