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European shares mixed


European shares mixed


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.

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