LONDON (The Deal) -- European stock indices were mixed on Tuesday, with eurozone benchmarks shrugging off disappointing German data to post small gains.
In London by mid-morning the FTSE 100 was down 0.08% at 6,293.67 as miners Glencore (GLNCY) and Antofagasta (ANFGY) declined. In Frankfurt, the DAX edged up 0.43% to 9,857.12 and in Paris the CAC 40 gained 0.51% to 4,640.29.
Those indices rose despite Federal Statistical Office figures showing that German factory output unexpectedly fell 1.8% in August from the month before, defying expectations for a 0.5% rise.
In London, Betfair (BTFRF) fell close to 3% after major shareholders Le Peigne and an entity associated with founder Edward Wray sold a greater-than-expected £260 million ($394.6 million) of shares in a book building offer.
U.K. health care company BTG (BTGYY) fell close to 10% after warning that full-year revenue will lag expectations.
French construction company Vinci slipped in Paris after Qatar Investment Authority hired Société Générale SA to sell a 1.1% stake.
Vivendi (VIVHY) rose more than 3% in Paris after Morgan Stanley lifted its recommendation to overweight from neutral. Vivendi said it had increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 19.9% from 14.9% after buying additional shares on the market. It said the total acquisition price for its Telecom Italia stake in its accounts is €3.05 billion ($3.4 billion), representing a price of €1.14 per share . Telecom Italia shares edged lower in Milan to €1.07.
Swiss upmarket dairy products maker Emmi was up close to 6% after UBS analysts upgraded their recommendation to buy from neutral.
Telecom TeliaSonera was down more than 3% in Stockholm on concerns that a U.S. probe into alleged corruption in Uzbekistan may result in a large fine. TeliaSonera also announced plans to merge its majority-owned fixed-line and mobile subsidiaries in Lithuania.
In Sydney, the S&P/ASX200 closed up 0.33% at 5,167.40 after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept benchmark rates unchanged at 2% at a policy meeting.
IT services company UXC closed down 3.8% at A$1.28 per share, on news that Falls Church, Va.-based Computer Sciences (CSC) is in talks to buy the company after making a A$1.28 per share, or A$428 million, indicative offer that the target's board backs in principle.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 closed up 1.0% at 18,186.10 and the Topix gained 0.81% to close at 1,475.84.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng fell 0.10% to close at 21,831.62. Chinese markets were closed.