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Europe ends mixed as earnings dominate, Deutsche Bank sinks 6.9%

European markets closed mixed to slightly lower Thursday, as investors tried to find their footing amid a busy day for corporate earnings.

The pan-European STOXX 600 failed to stay positive, closing roughly flat, with banking stocks and miners weighing on sentiment.

Germany's Deutsche Bank reported a net loss of 6 billion euros ($6.56 billion) amid continued litigation and impairment charges. It said it would reduce the work force by about 9,000 full-time jobs and 6,000 external contractor positions by 2020. Shares tanked on the back of this, closing down 6.9 percent.

U.K. bank Barclays reported an adjusted pretax profit of £1.43 billion ($2.18 billion) for the third quarter, lower than the average forecast of £1.65 billion by analysts, sending shares sharply lower, finishing over 6 percent lower.

Overall the banking sector was down over 2 percent from the slew of...


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