European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, before a payrolls report in the worldâ€™s largest economy. U.S. futures declined, while Asian stocks rose.
Berkeley Group Holdings Plc (BKG) climbed 5.8 percent after reporting a 45 percent rise in first-half profit. Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) SA fell 1.9 percent after it was removed from Franceâ€™s benchmark equity index. Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) lost 3.4 percent after it cut its dividend for the first time in three years.