European stocks began trading growth, but then changed the trend. A positive factor was the index of business activity in the manufacturing sector in China. It expects the bank HSBC. The index in December reached 50.9 points - a maximum of 14 months.
In December, the combined purchasing managers index (PMI) 17 eurozone countries in the services and manufacturing sector rose to 47.3 points compared to 46.5 points in November, according to preliminary data research group Markit Economics.
Also exceeded forecasts data on the level of business activity in the manufacturing and service sectors in France and Germany.
Mar failure to address threats to the "fiscal cliff" in the United States.
FTSE 100 5,922.54 -7.07 -0.12%
DAX 7,597.12 +15.14 +0.20%
CAC 3,640.06 -2.77 -0.08%
Alcatel-Lucent shares have risen by 13%. Telecommunications equipment attracted new loan of 1.62 billion euros from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.
Share prices Akzo Nobel rose by 6.2% due to the fact that the company sold its decorative paints in North America for $ 1.05 billion U.S. PPG Industries Inc.
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