Car and oil companies press on European shares before the central meeting


European shares fell on Thursday as energy and auto stocks fell, as investors focused on the European Central Bank meeting later in the day.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index fell 0.1 percent by 0713 GMT, ending a four-day winning streak.
According to “Reuters”, euro zone shares fell 0.2 percent ahead of the European Central Bank’s policy decision and its expectations for economic growth and inflation.
The British FTSE 100 index received a boost from a 2.2 jump in BT Group shares after the US company Altice Group said it had acquired a 12.1 percent stake in Britain’s largest mobile and broadband operator.


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