European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise slightly
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LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose slightly on Wednesday, indicating a steady start for the region's stock markets after a pullback in the previous session caused by more weak Chinese data that reinforced concerns about a possible global economic slowdown.
Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all up by between 0.1-0.3 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which reached one-month highs on Friday after three straight weeks of gains, ended down 0.9 percent on Tuesday, having touched its lowest level in a week.
Sharp losses in Chinese stocks pulled Asian equities further away from two-month highs on Wednesday as weak trade figures from the world's second-biggest economy and wobbly oil prices revived concerns about global growth.
Swiss staffing group Adecco said on Wednesday growth in its biggest market, France, continued to improve in January and February, helping it post results broadly in line with expectations in the fourth quarter. Continuación...