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European Factors to Watch-Lower start eyed; Dax and Cac eye weekly gain

Published 16-01-2015, 12:30 pm
© Reuters.  European Factors to Watch-Lower start eyed; Dax and Cac eye weekly gain
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LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE to open 33 to 64 points lower, or down as much as 0.8 percent, Germany's DAX .GDAXI to open 50 to 71 points lower, or down as much as 0.5 percent, and France's CAC 40 .FCHI to open 23 to 38 points lower, or down as much as 0.7 percent, on Friday.

The Cac and Dax indexes have each risen more than 3 percent so far this week, while the FTSE is roughly flat.

COMPANY NEWS

AIR FRANCE-KLM AIRF.PA , AMADEUS AMA.MC

The airline said it raised net proceeds of 327 million euros from the sale of 9.9 million shares in Spanish technology company Amadeus AMA.MC , equivalent to 2.2 percent of the share capital. AIRF.PA

CLUB MED CMIP.PA

The French travel group's board has recommended that shareholders accept the latest takeover offer from Chinese conglomerate Fosun 0656.HK , it said in a statement. ID:nL6N0UU4ZN

CASINO CASP.PA

The French retailer expects its domestic sales to improve further this year as it reaps the benefits of earlier discounting to build on fourth-quarter revenue growth that was bolstered by a resilient performance in Brazil. ID:nL6N0UU4HW

LAFARGE LAFP.PA

Holcim and Lafarge said they remained committed to a planned merger to create the world's biggest cement maker, despite a move by the Swiss National Bank that knocked almost 3 billion francs off Holcim's market value. ID:nL6N0UU49G

CREDIT SUISSE CSGN.VX

U.S. pension regulators questioned on Thursday whether criminal violations in one unit of Credit Suisse Group AG reflect broader compliance problems at the Swiss bank, in an unusual public hearing to vet the bank's request to continue managing retirement plans. CSGN.VX

GREEK BANKS .FTATBNK

Greeks stepped up bank withdrawals last month when the threat of a government collapse grew, but the money has largely remained in the country with no sign so far of a full-blown capital flight as in 2012, Greek bankers familiar with the matter said. ID:nL6N0UT3BM

ROCHE ROG.VX

Swiss drugmaker Roche ROG.VX said on Friday it had agreed to buy privately-held Trophos to gain access to an experimental drug to treat a debilitating genetic neuromuscular disease. ROG.VX

GERMAN CAR MAKERS BMWG.DE DAIGn.DE VOWG_p.DE

Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said uncertainty stemming from geopolitical risks was now greater than ever before, making forward business planning almost impossible. He was speaking at a New Year's reception near Freiburg, Germany.

Also, Daimler plans to invest about 2.8 billion euros ($3.26 billion) in its German truck plants through 2020, Boersen-Zeitung reported. Headcount will meanwhile decline slightly at the plants, it said.

MAJOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES REPORTING:

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Company Name

Event Name RENA.PA

Renault SA

December 2014 Sales JD.L

JD Sports Fashion PLC

Christmas Trading Statement

MONY.L

Moneysupermarket.Com Group PLC

Post-Close Trading Statement CARR.PA

Carrefour SA

Q4 2014 Sales

SXS.L

Spectris PLC

Q4 2014 Trading Statement

MAJOR U.S. COMPANIES REPORTING RESF/US :

Q4 2014 Goldman Sachs Group Inc

GS

MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT) ECON :

0700 DE CPI, HICP Final Dec

1000 EZ Inflation Final Dec

1330 US CPS Dec

1415 US Industrial output Dec

1500 US Michigan Sentiment Jan

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PCT CHG

NET CHG S&P 500

.SPX

1,992.67

-0.92 %

-18.6 NIKKEI

.N225

16864.16

-1.43 %

-244.54 MSCI ASIA EX-JP

.MIAPJ0000PUS

469.39

-0.42 %

-2 EUR/USD

EUR/USD

1.1636

0.07 %

0.0008 USD/JPY

USD/JPY

116.56

0.33 %

0.4000 10-YR US TSY YLD

US10YT=RR

1.719

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EU10YT=RR

0.467

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$1,259.10

-0.16 %

-$2.06 US CRUDE

CLc1

$46.47

0.48 %

0.22

> ASIA SHARES SLIDE AS SWISS MOVE HEIGHTENS VOLATILITY

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> WALL ST DROPS FOR 5TH DAY ON GLOBAL WEAKNESS WORRY; INTEL DOWN LATE

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> NIKKEI FALLS TO 2-1/2 MTH LOW AS SWISS MOVE DAMPENS RISK APPETITE

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> U.S. 30-YEAR YIELD HITS RECORD LOW AFTER SWISS RATE CUT

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> EURO PINNED NEAR 11-YR LOW AS SNB MOVE BEEFS UP BETS ON ECB STIMULUS FRX/

> GOLD POISED FOR BEST WEEK IN NEARLY A YEAR ON SAFE-HAVEN DEMAND

GOL/

> LONDON COPPER EYES BIGGEST WEEKLY LOSS IN MORE THAN THREE YEARS

MET/L

> BRENT HOLDS ABOVE $48, FEW ANALYSTS SEE QUICK RECOVERY

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