European stocks were mixed, with the London benchmark rising for a fifth day on the back of mining gains but indices elsewhere subdued amid growth worries.

The World Bank cut its global economic forecast, and now expects economic growth of 2.4% this year, down from 2.9%.

It cited "sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows."

The downgrade came on the heels of disappointing Chinese trade data, which revealed that April exports had fallen more than expected.

The FTSE 100 in London rose 0.27% to close at 6,301.52. The index was pulled higher by miners including Anglo American, Fresnillo (FNLPF) and Randgold Resources (GOLD - Get Report) and buoyed by better-than-expected British manufacturing and industrial output data.

In Frankfurt the Dax closed down 0.69% at 10,217.03 and in Paris the Cac 40 fell 0.61% to close at 4,448.73.

Utility E.ON (EONGY) closed up 3% in Frankfurt as shareholders met to vote on its separation into two businesses.

But in Paris payment-systems company Ingenico closed down 7.2% after rival Verifone  (PAY) posted disappointing second-quarter earnings.

In Vienna Erste Group Bank fell 3.8% on news of a share sale.