LONDON (Reuters) - European shares inched higher on Thursday as better-than-expected results from chipmaker STMicro delivered a boost to the tech sector, while oil stocks weighed on the market.
The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> gained 0.1 percent by 0843 GMT, in line with Germany's DAX <.GDAXI> while Britain's FTSE 100 <.FTSE> fell 0.4 percent.
The tech sector <.SX8P> climbed 1.4 percent as investors pounced on the bit of good news from chipmakers which have been grappling with slowing demand.
Disappointing results dented some.
Shares in Danish pharmaceuticals company Novozymes
Italian fashion brand Tod's
Broker notes moved some stocks.
Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut
(Reporting by Helen Reid, Editing by Josephine Mason)