Europe’s stock market indexes ended the session mixed on Thursday as traders didn’t react well to the US growth and jobless benefit claims data.
French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis fell after its quarterly sales and profit disappointed investors.
Results from UK telecoms group BT and consumer-products company Unilever caused their shares to slump.
Spanish utility Union Fenosa jumped after rival Gas Natural agreed to buy a stake in the company from ACS and then launched a full takeover bid.
Oil prices headed down again thanks to the economic growth situation in the US which is world’s top energy consumer.