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Traders work at Frankfurt's stock exchange in Frankfurt

European shares post best weekly streak since 2014

European shares ended down on the day on Friday but posted their eighth straight week of gains thanks to a rally in energy shares and despite concerns about Italian anti-establishment parties promising to increase state spending in a planned new government.

Traders work at their desks at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

Oil stocks and Ocado buoy European equities

European shares rose on Thursday to a fresh 3-1/2 month high as oil stocks rallied and online supermarket Ocado shot up after it signed a game-changing deal in the United States.