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Europe opens mixed with ECB's interest rates call in focus

Major stock markets in Europe opened mixed on Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newest decision about interest rates and the Bank of England's (BoE) latest monetary policy report. Traders will also pay attention to the updates about Germany, the Eurozone, and Britain's services and manufacturing sectors. Earlier, ING Groep NV, Roche Holding AG, and Shell PLC all reported annual rises in their fourth-quarter incomes.

The DAX opened 0.30% lower as Infineon Technologies AG declined by 2.73%. On the other hand, the FTSE 100 gained 0.12%, with Compass Group PLC surging by 5.72%. Meanwhile, the CAC 40 stood flat.

The euro lost 0.10% to the dollar at 9:01 am CET to sell for $1.12944. At the same time, the pound sterling fell by 0.09% against the greenback to go for $1.35586.

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