Strong business figures from Siemens with corresponding price gains brought the Dax into the black on Thursday. The leading German index went 0.23 percent higher at 14,266.38 points from trading.

The MDax, on the other hand, closed 0.40 percent lower at 25,509.56 points. He recorded the third day of losses in a row. The New York leading index Dow Jones Industrial recently lost half a percent.