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European shares were on the slide at the end of the week as eurozone inflation hit a new record in December.
Eurozone inflation rose unexpectedly in December driven by surging energy prices and putting the European Central Bank under more pressure to act.
Shipping broker Clarksons lifted annual profit guidance for the second time in a month after stronger than anticipated trading in December.
European shares were on the slide at the end of the week after US shares closed lower overnight and investors eyed US weekly jobless data euro zone inflation numbers later in the day.
Royal Dutch Shell said its $7bn share buyback programme would continue "at pace" despite weaker oil product sales due to the Omicron Covid variant and forex headwinds in Turkey.
Aston Martin on Friday said sales to dealers surged 82% in 2021 on the back of sales of its DBX sports utility model.