European stocks fell slightly , partly offsetting yesterday's growth while the Stoxx Europe 600 up to an eight-week high against the background of the fact that many market participants expect the publication of data on business activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector . U.S. index futures and Asian shares rose .
Add that to the course of trade was also influenced by reports on Britain, the Eurozone and Switzerland, which were better than expected .
As the results of studies that have been conducted Chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply , as well as Markit Economics, business activity in the construction sector rose unexpectedly in August, which was supported by the improvement in output and new orders.
According to reports, the purchasing managers' index for the construction sector rose last month to the level of 59.1 from 57 in July , while the projected slight decline , namely to 58.4 .
Another report showed that economic growth in Switzerland in the second quarter slowed less than expected mainly due to private consumption and investment.
Real gross domestic product increased by 0.5 % , showed data released by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on Tuesday . Economists had forecast a drop in growth to 0.3 % from 0.6 % a quarter earlier. Household spending rose 0.6 percent , the investment in the second quarter increased 1.4 percent after falling 0.2 percent in 1kvartale .
On an annualized basis , growth was more than two times higher than in the first quarter, and it was at 2.5 %.
The Stoxx 600 index fell 0.1 percent to 302.78 .
Nokia share price has jumped to a record in the history of 47 % in the first minutes of trading on news of the sale Microsoft Corp. business for the production of mobile phones. Note that the U.S. Microsoft Corp. in order to strengthen its competitive position in the growing market of mobile technologies has agreed to buy the business of the Finnish Nokia Corp. the production of mobile devices for 5.44 billion euros ($ 7.2 billion ) . For the business itself for the production of Nokia mobile phones and smartphones Microsoft will pay 3.79 billion euros. In addition, Microsoft will buy Nokia patents to 1.65 billion euros, the company said . Who shares show a growth rate of 38.39 % , and has risen to 4.1 euros.
The cost of Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) fell by 3.42 % , after the American telecommunications company, one of the largest in the United States and around the world , Verizon Communications has agreed to purchase from Vodafone Group Plc 45% stake in their joint enterprise for the U.S. $ 130 billion . reportedly , Verizon will pay for Verizon Wireless in cash and stock , and then have access to the profits of the largest U.S. mobile operator. Through the deal Vodafone will be able to return 71 % of net revenue ( $ 84 billion , including all of the shares ) to the shareholders , and to increase investment in its network to break away from the competition. Under the agreement , Vodafone will receive $ 58.9 billion in cash , shares of Verizon in the amount of $ 60.2 billion and $ 11 billion in small transactions.
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