European stocks mixed

|By:, SA News Editor

European shares are mixed following PMI data indicating that while China's economy might be slowing, the eurozone's fragile recovery is continuing.

"Across the board (the eurozone data are) slightly better than expected, and show signs of growth," says strategist Nick Xanders. "It's a green shoot but earnings are going to be the more important focus over the next two weeks."

EU Stoxx 50 +0.1%, London -0.1%, Paris +0.2%, Frankfurt -0.1%, Milan +0.6%, Madrid +0.4%.

U.S. stock futures: Dow -0.2%. S&P -0.3%. Nasdaq flat.