The German stock market is also out of breath on the last trading day of the week. The Dax was on Friday in the first few minutes of trading with 15,794 points. The Dax is also slowed down by the SAP share, which fell after the software group’s quarterly figures.

On a weekly basis, the leading German index recorded a small minus. After the price rally of almost ten percent since the low in March, the leading index ran out of breath below the 16,000 point mark this week.

The MDax of medium-sized stocks lost 0.4 percent in the morning to 27,640 points. The leading eurozone index, the EuroStoxx 50, was slightly up.