European stocks finished Thursday in positive territory as investors celebrated the Bank of England's (BoE) latest decision to cut the U.K.'s key interest rate to a record low of 0.25 percent.
The pan-European STOXX 600 came off session highs, closing up 0.67 percent provisionally. All sectors posted solid gains by the close, with the exception of chemicals, which closed lower.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 pushed ahead after the BoE's latest policy move, closing up 1.59 percent, while the domestically-focused FTSE 250 index jumped 1.45 percent. Meanwhile, France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX also edged higher, both ending 0.57 percent higher.