Associated British Foods was up 2.6 percent on a better full-year outlook.
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European shares fell Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB's latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door open to scrapping its bond-buying pledge. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended the session 0.7 percent lower, recovering some of its losses with all but three sectors closing in negative territory. Reckitt was down 1.5 percent, making it one of the biggest weights on the STOXX.Sodexo, the world's second-biggest catering services firm after Compass Group, also cut its sales growth goal following weaker-than-expected third quarter results, sending its stock down 6 percent to a 14-week low. Compass' shares fell nearly 2 percent.Italy's economy minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, said there were no more "brushfires" threatening other banks after the government wound down two Veneto-based lenders last month in a deal that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion).
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