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European Stocks Little Changed With Low Volume Before Christmas

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European equities trimmed a weekly advance amid little trading and shut markets on Christmas eve.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped less than 0.1 percent, with the volume of shares changing hands about 80 percent lower than the 30-day average. Markets in the U.K., France and the Netherlands are among those that closed early on Thursday, while Germany, Switzerland and Italy were shut all day. Most equity exchanges will reopen on Dec. 28, except Britain, whose shares will resume trading the following day.