European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDS-B, RDSB.L, RDSA.L, RDS-A) Thursday reported a sharp fall in its profit for the second quarter, hit by the plunge in oil and gas prices. Further, the company said separately that it plans to eliminate 6,500 positions in 2015. The stock gained nearly 3 percent on the London Stock Exchange.
Slovenia's retail sales increased in June from a year ago, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Thursday.
Retail sales volume rose 0.6 percent year-over-year in June. Excluding automotive fuel, sales dropped by 0.7 percent.
Sales of food, beverages...