European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise, Greece still concern

viernes 19 de junio de 2015 02:17 GYT
 

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LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Friday, buoyed by a rally on Wall Street overnight although persistent concerns over Greece's debt crisis may keep a lid on the progress of the region's stock markets.

The euro zone's blue chip Euro STOXX 50 futures contract advanced 0.4 percent. Germany's DAX futures also rose by 0.5 percent, France's CAC futures advanced 0.1 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 futures were flat.

Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a Greek default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Athens and its international creditors remain deadlocked over a debt deal.

On Friday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a statement that there would be a solution to the Greek debt crisis that will allow the country to return to growth while staying in the euro zone.

Athens' benchmark ATG index touched three-year lows on Thursday, before recovering slightly to stand 0.4 percent higher at the close.

Danish stocks could also come into focus after Danish voters ousted Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in an election on Thursday and handed power to an opposition centre-right alliance including huge gains for a eurosceptic, anti-immigrant party. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge higher after Fed vote, China, Greece eyed > US STOCKS-Nasdaq at record as Wall St runs on strong data; Greece eyed > Nikkei rebounds from 1-month low; BOJ awaited > TREASURIES-Yields rise, curve steepens as economy gains strength > FOREX-Dollar set for third weekly loss, tame inflation clouds outlook > PRECIOUS-Gold firm near $1,200 on dovish Fed, set for 2nd weekly jump > METALS-London copper set for 5th weekly drop, more losses seen > Oil little changed, held down by demand outlook, shale output forecast

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