* Tobacco shares fall after Philip Morris earnings (Adds closing prices)
LONDON, April 19 Industrial and commodities-focused stocks made gains on Thursday as earnings and basic resource prices spurred them higher, while the main European indices declined, showing signs of fatigue after a two-day rally took them to six-week highs.
April 19 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points higher at 7,323 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.12 pct ahead of the cash market open.
April 19 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 6 points higher at 7,323 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * BHP BILLITON: BHP Billiton cut its 2018 fiscal year iron ore output guidance on Thursday citing issues in its railroad car unloading system, while also slightly raising its copper output expectations given higher production at the Escondida mine. * ASTRAZENECA: U.S. regulators have expanded use of AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug Tagrisso to incl
* Hammerson abandons Intu bid (For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window)
LONDON, April 18 European shares bobbed along on Wednesday, supported by a slew of well received company results as the focus turned from geopolitics to the first-quarter earnings season.