UPDATE 1-France's trade deficit doubled to record high in 2022 on energy imports

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FTSE 100 Live: BP profits surge to £23 billion, house prices stable

BP today racked up an annual profit of $27.6 billion (£23 billion), more than double the previous year’s haul after a surge in oil and gas prices. The performance, which included a fourth quarter profit of $4.8 billion (£4 billion), comes after rival Shell reported an annual surplus of almost $40 billion (£33.2 billion). Meanwhile, figures from mortgage lender Halifax today showed stability in the UK house market after the average price remained largely unchanged in January at £281,684.