European Factors to Watch-Shares seen rising at the open
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LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening higher on Monday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets and extending a rebound from the end of last week that was driven by new funding plans for banks from the European Central Bank.
Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 16 points, or 0.3 percent higher. Germany's DAX was seen up by 53 points, or 0.5 percent higher, while France's CAC was seen up by 10 points, or 0.2 percent higher.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended up 2.7 percent at 1,347.47 points on Friday, after having falling 1.8 percent on Thursday.
BOUYGUES TELECOM /ORANGE :
Talks about the sale of Bouygues Telecom to Orange, which could prompt rivals Iliad and Numericable SFR to take on some Bouygues assets, are making good progress, with a deal on these asset sales nearing, the French daily Les Echos reported.