LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks hit 2 1/2-week highs and the euro rallied from eight-month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the region's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July.
Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly driven by poor sales of World Cup novelties, including England-themed garden gnomes.
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Two energy giants have been forced to pay an extra �3.3 million over the prolonged power cuts that affected nearly one million homes following last Christmas's storms.
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