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Asian markets have been mixed as data showing China's economy growing at its slowest pace in five years offset another positive lead from Wall Street.
Total, left without a leader after the death of boss Christophe de Margerie in an air accident, is the biggest firm in France in terms of sales and profits.
Banks and shares in peripheral countries have led a European rally after reports that European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds.
Sales growth at consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser has slowed more sharply than expected in the third quarter, hit by cooling emerging markets.
Facebook has sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist.
The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December, sources say.
Lloyds Banking Group says at least 60 000 new homes need to be built in Britain every
year above the current level of supply to ease the country's housing shortage.
Sales at Britain's Tesco, the leading grocer reeling from an accountancy scandal, has fallen over the last 12 weeks, industry data shows.