Asian shares start the month mixed in the wake of diverging PMI data from China, while European...

|By:, SA News Editor
Asian shares start the month mixed in the wake of diverging PMI data from China, while European stocks stay mainly higher after the release of EU PMI figures and ahead of a U.S. unemployment report. However, Spain slumps following the lifting of a short-selling ban. Japan +0.5%, Hong Kong flat, China +1.4%, India -0.6%. EU Stoxx 50 +0.5%, London +0.6%, Paris +1%, Frankfurt +0.7%, Milan +0.2%, Madrid -1.4%.