(Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday as mining stocks tracked a jump in commodity prices and helped outweigh the impact from a clutch of disappointing earnings reports from companies including Airbus and Orange.
The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.2% by 0815 GMT, with miners jumping 2.0% as copper prices jumped on Thursday to their highest in nearly a decade.
Technology, energy and auto stocks were also among the biggest gainers in early trading, rising between 0.7% and 1.3%.
Meanwhile, planemaker Airbus fell 3.1% as it posted an annual loss and withheld a dividend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Orange, France’s biggest telecoms group, lost 4.3% after reporting a drop in core operating profit in the fourth quarter.
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