European shares tread water before Easter break; M&S rallies

April 2, 2015 5:15 PM

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LONDON/PARIS, April 2 (Reuters) - European equity indexes closed broadly flat on Thursday as losses among metals and energy stocks offset sharp post-results gains in retailer Marks & Spencer.

Traders said investors were reluctant to buy ahead of a U.S. jobs report due on Friday when European markets will be shut.

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