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European stocks were little changed , after yesterday showed the largest decline over the month , due to the shutdown of the U.S. government , as well as the publication of data on China's non-manufacturing sector .
According to the report, the Purchasing Managers Index for non-manufacturing areas of China, which includes the service sector and construction industry , rose in September to the level of 55.4 points, compared with 53.9 in August , which was the highest since March this year. Recall that the value of this index above 50 indicates expansion of the sector , while a reading below 50 suggests contraction activity.
Meanwhile, it became known that the sub- index of new orders index rose to 53.4 in September from 50.9 in August. We add that the volume of new export orders also rose , against which the relevant sub-index has advanced to the level of 50.5 points from 49.6 in August.
In addition, the data showed that the sub-index of business expectations fell to 60.1 from 62.9 a month earlier. The component that tracks the employment rate , meanwhile , fell to 51.3 from 52.5 in August. Input prices continued to rise , but inflation fell in August , against which the relevant sub-index fell in September to a level of 56.7 to 57.1 points.
Recall that the official data from China showed that in the month of September, the business activity in the manufacturing sector has grown, but was less than predicted by many experts .
Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.1 percent to 310.64 . Note that from the beginning of the year , the index rose by 11 percent, as the central banks around the world have pledged to keep interest rates low for an extended period.
As for shatdauna the U.S. government , President Barack Obama said he was " annoyed " by the stalemate on the budget and the national debt ceiling , and accused his opponents in Congress (ie, Republicans ) in the unwillingness to compromise.
"I " caved in "and try to work with the Republican Party " - Obama said in an interview with CNBC. - " Why should not I be angry ? Of course I'm angry. Because it is completely unnecessary . "
The president says he is ready to negotiate, but added that he " will not move from his seat about demand in Congress for funding the government and raising the debt ceiling without addressing minor issues." Republicans insist that the new health care law has been deprived of funding or postponed.
Aviva shares rose 2.6 percent to 418.1 pence after the announcement of the sale of its U.S. life insurance business Apollo Global Management LLC's Athene Holding Ltd, which will provide an income of $ 2.6 billion should be noted that originally reported that the amount income from this transaction will be around $ 1.8 billion
Cost of BP rose 0.9 percent to 436.1 pence , as the U.S. Court of Appeals asked the District Judge Carl Barbier to reconsider its interpretation of certain terms of the agreement reached with the lawyers of the victims of flood in 2012.
Gerresheimer shares fell 1.9 percent to 44.73 euros after Credit Suisse downgraded shares of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment to "neutral " from " buy," saying the shares are close to a 12- month target value at 46 euros . Gerresheimer shares closed yesterday at 45.60 euros yesterday.
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