Europe Stocks End Lower

Stocks in Japan fell, while Hong Kong stocks rose

European stock markets finished with small losses on Thursday. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index was down 7.6 points, or 0.16%, to 4,698.7. Pharma stocks weighed on the index, as AstraZeneca (-2.98%) extended yesterday's fall, on the back of broker downgrades. Miners were higher, on surging copper prices. There was little reaction to the Bank of England's decision to leave interest rates unchanged at 4.75%.

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