Eu Markets Push Better As S&P; Hits Report; Volkswagen Down; Rovio Starts Buying And Selling

In the U.S. on Friday, the S&P 500 climbed to a record, helped by gains in technology stocks on the last trading day of the quarter.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.11 percent higher in early afternoon trade with sectors pushing in different directions.
Volkswagen said that its third-quarter operating result was hit by a 2.5 billion euro ($2.95 billion) burden related to increasing settlement provisions.
Household goods was the best performing sector while U.K. house builders also rose, supported by some ratings upgrades.
The stock fell sharply on Friday but clawed back some losses towards the session close.

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