European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening mixed, Fed in focus

martes 15 de septiembre de 2015 02:48 GYT

(Updates futures prices, adds company news)
    LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to open mixed in
thin trading on Tuesday, with investors seen avoiding strong bets before a
crucial policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this week on interest rates.
    A Fed announcement is scheduled for Thursday after a two-day meeting at
which it will decide whether or not to make its first interest rate increase
since 2006.
    In Japan, the central bank said that slowing emerging market demand was
putting further strains on the economy but held off on expanding stimulus,
preserving its limited policy options in case an expected U.S. rate hike sparks
more global volatility. 
    At 0646 GMT, the Euro STOXX 50 futures were down 0.3 percent,
Germany's DAX futures were down 0.2 percent, France's CAC futures
 were up 0.2 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 futures were down 0.3
    The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.5 percent lower at
1,393.71 points on Monday. Although the index is up about 6 percent from a low
late last month, it is still down about 14 percent from its peak two months ago,
on concerns about the pace of economic growth in China and the prospect of a
U.S. rate hike.
    E.ON, RWE, EnBW 
    German energy companies are short of as much as 30 billion euros ($34
billion) of the money they need to set aside to build a safe disposal site for
nuclear waste as part of the country's exit from nuclear power, Spiegel Online
reported on Monday. 
    Adidas is to become the official outfitter of the Canadian football league,
taking over from Reebok, its Canadian unit said on Monday.      
    The European aerospace group opened its first jetliner factory on U.S. soil
on Monday and does not anticipate taking a hit to aircraft orders from the
economic slowdown in China, Chief Executive Tom Enders said. 
    Credit Suisse will pay more than $80 million to settle allegations that it
did not disclose how it operated its dark pool private share trading exchange to
clients, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
    The German biotech company said it had raised its 2015 revenue outlook,
citing growth in its Innovate business and positive expectations for the rest of
the year. 
    Home improvements retailer Kingfisher reported lower first-half adjusted
pre-tax profits, but raised its interim dividend. 
    The technology group, whose products are used in Apple smartphones,
said trading was in line with the outlook given at its second quarter results.
    The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Elkann, said he expected the
listing of the group's luxury sports car maker Ferrari to take place in the
second half of October. 
    Aberdeen Asset Management announced the takeover of Advance Developing
Markets Fund. 
    The airport operator said on Monday it saw a 3.5 percent increase in
passenger numbers in August to 9.6 million, with the two Paris airports,
Charles-de-Gaule and Orly, recording their best month ever in terms of passenger
    German carmaker Mercedes-Benz sees business potential in offering on-demand
limousine services using driverless cars, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche
said, in what amounts to a direct challenge to Uber. 
    Spanish air traffic controllers will restart partial strikes in the coming
weeks in protest against sanctions imposed by airport authorities on some staff,
unions said on Monday. 
    CEO Martin Blessing will discuss his contract with the supervisory board at
the appropriate time, i.e. at least six months before his contract ends in Oct
2016, he said at an event in Hamburg late on Monday.
                                              LAST   PCT CHG    NET CHG
 S&P 500                                  1,953.03   -0.41 %      -8.02
 NIKKEI                                   18133.78    0.94 %     168.08
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP                            399.33   -0.57 %      -2.27
 EUR/USD                                    1.1311   -0.06 %    -0.0007
 USD/JPY                                    120.03   -0.14 %    -0.1700
 10-YR US TSY YLD                            2.178        --       0.00
 10-YR BUND YLD                              0.658        --       0.00
 SPOT GOLD                               $1,107.30    -0.1 %     -$1.10
 US CRUDE                                   $44.24    0.55 %       0.24
  > Asian shares struggle, BOJ holds steady 
  > Wall St pushed down by Fed jitters, weak China data 
  > Nikkei rises as food processors rally on merger report 
  > Prices mostly flat on caution ahead of Fed meeting 
  > Yen edges up on BOJ, Aussie hits 2-week high on PM change 
  > Gold holds near 1-month low ahead of Fed meeting 
  > London copper flat as markets hunker down ahead of Fed 
  > Brent crude oil extends losses as Asian economic weakness persists 

 (Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)