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European stocks drifted lower Thursday despite a strong session in Asia as a U.S. dollar retreat and mixed corporate earnings allowed benchmarks to pull back from recent multi-month highs.
European stocks are expected to open mixed Thursday following a solid session in Asia and a pullback for the U.S. dollar.
Total posted solid fourth-quarter earnings and boosted its dividend as the oil major said it would buy assets in the coming year as global energy markets heat up.
European stocks were mixed early Tuesday as political concerns linked to elections in France and Italy and disappointing economic data from Germany weighed on sentiment.
BP posted lower-than-expected profits for the fourth quarter on Tuesday, despite a rise in global oil prices, and held its dividend unchanged.
Here is a round-up of the headlines from Europe.
Shell's shares gained in London despite the company posting weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings
European stocks were mixed Thursday during a hectic session for corporate earnings that kept stocks active and largely avoided concerns over a sharp deterioration in the U.S. dollar.
Royal Dutch Shell shares gained firmly in London on Thursday despite a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report.
The oil infrastructure group could gain 32% over the next year as acquisitions boost earnings per share by 26% annually out to 2020, according to Goldman Sachs.
WTI is up almost 2.4%, while Brent climbed 2.3% as faith grows in OPEC's promised cuts after Kuwait and Oman signaled reduced output.
I am confident that the bottom is in and that downside is limited.