European markets were mixed this morning, with one eye on today’s U.S. non-farm employment figures to help give direction after less than inspiring economic results from Germany, France and even the U.K. In Germany insurer Allianz and sportswear makers Adidas and Puma all rose after posting good results. But British motor insurer Admiral and a number of U.K. home builders all slipped as sales slipped by comparison with the third quarter last year. Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB drops after selling its U.S. generics business Kremers Urban to private equity firms Advent International and Avista Capital

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