European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise
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LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Monday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets, with the region's stock markets set to extend a rebound from the end of last week that was driven by new funding plans for banks from the European Central Bank.
Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all up by between 0.2-0.5 percent.
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.