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European shares turned flat after opening marginally lower on Friday, a day after the European Central Bank took a less dovish tone than expected on stimulus, while growing prospects of a no-deal Brexit kept risk sentiment subdued.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was flat at 0709 GMT and was on track to end the week with gains.
The EU is ramping up preparations for a tumultuous end to the four-year Brexit saga as top officials prepared to brief its 27 members on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to break the divorce treaty.
Most of the major sector indexes were lower, a day after the ECB held interest rates steady and said it was closely watching the euro.
Oil and gas stocks were among the biggest decliners as crude prices fell.
Swiss frozen baked goods maker Aryzta jumped 17.3% after it said it was in advanced talks with private equity firm Elliott Advisors over a takeover deal.
The pan-European STOXX 600 600 slipped 0.5% in early deals after recording its biggest single-day gain in three months on Monday.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.7%, taking some support from better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data. China-sensitive sectors such as basic resources and automobiles rose about 1% each.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 1%, tracking a strong session in Asia after a survey showed activity in China's service sector grew for a fourth straight month in August.
The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.5%, building on a 5% rally this week as investors bought into utilities as well as travel-related stocks. Asian shares rose on Wednesday after the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine that is more than 90% effective.
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