Shares in China have ended their tumultuous first week of 2016 trading on a high, closing 2% higher on Friday.

Trading was suspended for a second time this week on Thursday, as prices fell 7%, triggering a new system implemented by regulators to limit volatility.

The Shanghai Composite rose 2% against Thursday's closing score, but still ended the week 10% down.

Stock markets in the Europe and the US followed the losses in China on Thursday, with problems in the Far East continuing to knock investor confidence in the West.

There was more positive news on Friday, however. The UK's FTSE 100 rose 0.93% when trading opened. Paris' Cac 40 grew by 0.7% and Germany's Dax index was up 1%.