Four news stories on a Thursday night.
As Netflix shares soar to a record high after the release of strong Q4 data, the head of French energy giant Total thinks Europe should be reclassified as an emerging country. Also, China’s HSBC Flash PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) fell to a six-month low of 49.6 when the estimate was 50.3. It was 50.5 in December. Finally, Chinese PC maker Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM’s server unit for $2.3bn.