LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks bounced back strongly on Friday from a sharp selloff in world markets, after Asian shares staged a partial recovery overnight.
Euro zone stocks <.STOXXE> jumped 1 percent with Germany's DAX <.GDAXI> up 1.1 percent while the FTSE 100 <.FTSE> gained 0.4 percent.
The main euro zone index was however still set for its biggest weekly fall since February, down 3.7 percent on the week.
Third-quarter results were also beginning to trickle in from European firms, with investors' eyes on Wall Street banks which report earnings later on Friday, formally kicking off the earnings season.
Tech stocks - the worst hit by this week's sudden drop - were the biggest gainers, with the sector index <.SX8P> jumping 2.4 percent led by chipmakers Siltronic
The growth-sensitive auto <.SXAP> and mining <.SXPP> sectors climbed 1.3 to 1.6 percent.
Luxury stocks, which had also suffered sharp falls as investors targeted the most highly-valued parts of the market, climbed too.
Gucci owner Kering
Broker notes also moved some stocks.
Online retailer Zalando
(Reporting by Helen Reid; editing by John Stonestreet)