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Woolworths Group, a British retailer of goods ranging from food to DVDs, said Tuesday it may not meet analysts' forecasts after sales fell in October and November.
Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, met forecasts on Tuesday with a 5.6% rise in third-quarter like-for-like sales in its core U.K. market, excluding fuel.
Dutch retailer Ahold posted a third-quarter net profit on Friday, slightly above analysts' forecasts, and said the fourth quarter would continue to be challenging.
British manufacturing activity growth unexpectedly slowed in November to its weakest pace in eight months and firms' prices rose at their slowest rate in six months, a survey showed on Friday.
German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp said Friday that its net profit rose by 58 percent in its latest fiscal year, helped by a robust steel business.
British soft drinks company Britvic reported flat yearly profits on Thursday as increasingly health-conscious consumers shun its fizzy drinks such as Tango.
Germany's unemployment rate dropped to 9.6 percent in November as the number of people out of work fell below 4 million for the first time in more than four years, government figures showed Thursday.
German retail sales declined slightly in October, confounding expectations of rising consumer sentiment, according to government figures released Thursday.