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European stocks fluctuate before New Year holiday

European stocks were broadly firm on Thursday with business news and macro events scanty in holiday-thinned trading, while Britain’s FTSE 100 traded near a record peak.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index dipped 0,04% to 390,39.

A rally in metal and crude prices continued to weighed on the resources-heavy FTSE 100 index, which traded at 7,622.45, extending a 0.4% rise from Wednesday that was enough to touch an all-time closing peak.

The DAX index in Germany fell by 0.14%, the French CAC 40 - by less than 0.1%, the Spanish IBEX 35 - by 0.3%. The Italian FTSE MIB grew by 0.1%.



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