European Stocks Are Little Changed Before U.K. Industrial OutputEuropean stocks were little changed, after yesterday rising to their highest level in more than six years, as investors awaited a report on U.K. industrial production. U.S. index futures slipped, while Asian shares rose.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined less than 0.1 percent to 348.49 at 8:07 a.m. in London. The benchmark rose to its highest level since January 2008 yesterday as stronger-than-estimated economic growth in Japan encouraged optimism that the global recovery remains on track. Standard & Poor��s 500 Index futures dropped 0.2 percent to 1,946.7 today, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.3 percent.

An Office for National Statistics report at 9:30 a.m. in London today will show that industrial output in Europe��s third-largest economy climbed 0.4 percent in April, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. The measure of production fell 0.1 percent in March.

Source : Bloomberg