On Friday, the European stock futures were flat, after the Stoxx Europe 600 Index hit a 23-month high, as investors awaited the economic reports from the U.S., U.K. and Germany. U.S. index futures were also a bit changed, while the Asian shares were climbed.
Volkswagen AG, the Europe’s largest carmaker, will move as it plans to shift the production of the best-selling Golf hatchback for the Americas market to Mexico. The European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. might be active after a report said that two Germans will join the company’s administrative board. SolarWorld AG (SWV) may decline as the Germany’s largest solar-panel maker said its plans about the financial restructuring.
The Euro Stoxx 50 Futures Index expiring in March decline 0.1 % to 2,717 as of 7:46 a.m. in London. Contracts on the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index dipped 0.2 %. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures was down less than 0.1 %,in contrastly, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 0.4 percent.
On Thursday, the Stoxx 600 (SXXP) climbed to its highest level since February 2011 as the jobless claims in the U.S. decline to a five-year low and the House of Representatives voted to delay temporarily the federal government’s borrowing limit.