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European stocks fell , heading for its first weekly decline since January , which is associated with a fall sensor healthcare companies, as well as expectations of U.S. employment data. U.S. index futures are mixed , while Asian stocks rose .
According to the median forecast of economists , farm employment in February increased from 113 thousand to 151 thousand , while maintaining the level of unemployment at around 6.6 %, which would be welcomed by the markets. However, published earlier in the week ADP figure was worse than expected and so the official figures may also disappoint. Meanwhile, the positive signals are stored . Yesterday, the U.S. Labor Department reported that the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. last week fell by 26 thousand and reached 323 thousand Analysts believed that the number of jobless claims to fall by only 12 thousand
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.4 percent. Since the beginning of the week , the index fell by 0.6 percent. We add that the Stoxx 600 fell 2.3 percent on March 3 after the Russian parliament authorized the President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine. U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorizing financial sanctions , while EU leaders stopped trade and visa negotiations with Russia and threatened punitive economic measures .
Getinge shares fell 18 percent. The Swedish company said first-quarter profit before tax amounted to 160 million euros ( 25 million dollars), compared with the average estimate at 629 million kroons.
Fugro cost decreased by 6.6 percent . The Dutch company reported revenue in the amount of 2.42 billion euros last year , which was less than estimates - at the level of 2630 million euros.
Paper Air France-KLM rose 4.2 percent , recording the fourth -session increase in a row and reached the highest level since July 2011 . The largest airline in Europe, said that the number of passengers in February, increased in February by 1.8 percent compared with a year earlier.
At the current moment
FTSE 100 6,785.29 -3.20 -0.05 %
CAC 40 4,412.44 -4.60 -0.10%
DAX 9,505.98 -36.89 -0.39%
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