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European stocks are mixed , and the Stoxx Europe 600 Index continues to trade near a six-year maximum. U.S. index futures and Asian shares fell .
Initially influenced the course of trading report on China . As it became known , a key performance indicator of China's manufacturing sector fell sharply in January , down to the level at the same time , which indicates a contraction of economic activity, which in the first place , was associated with a decrease in the volume of new orders . This was said today in the preliminary results of the study , which were released Markit Economics and HSBC Bank.
According to the report, the purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector fell to a six-month low in January, and it is up to the level of 49.6 points compared to 50.5 points in December . Reading of the index above 50 indicates expansion of the sector , while a reading below 50 suggests contraction activity.
Stoxx 600 added 0.1 percent. Since the beginning of this year , the index rose by 2.5 percent.
On the dynamics of trading also reflected data for the euro area , which showed that business activity in the euro area private sector increased significantly in January , when showing the highest growth in the last 31 months . This was stated in the study results , which were issued by Markit Economics.
The report showed that the composite PMI , which assesses the effectiveness of the manufacturing sector and the services sector rose to 53.2 in January from 52.1 in December , reaching its highest level since June 2011 . Economists had expected a rise to 52.5 . Index reading above 50 indicates expansion of the sector . We also add that the activity index for the services sector rose to a four-month high in January , namely to 51.9 points from 51 in December. Economists had forecast an increase to 51.5 . Meanwhile, the purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing rose to a 32-month high in January , reaching 53.9 points , compared with 52.7 in December. According to forecasts, this figure should make 53.2 .
Inditex and Asos shares fell 1.4 percent and 4.8 percent , respectively , after Goldman Sachs analysts downgraded shares of the company to the level of "neutral" from "buy ."
LEG Immobilien cost decreased by 1.1 per cent , against what Saturea BV sold its 25.7 percent stake in the German company for 42.50 euros per share . With this in mind , in Saturea BV remains only 0.5 percent of the shares.
Logitech shares rose 12 percent after the maker of computer mice, said sales rose to $ 628 million for the three months ended December 31 , beating the average analyst estimate of $ 594.7 million in net income rose to $ 48, 5 million, compared with forecasts of $ 31 million
FTSE 100 6,817.2 -9.13 -0.13%
CAC 40 4,328.78 +3.80 +0.09%
DAX 9,706.58 -13.53 -0.14%
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