European Factors to Watch-Shares seen flat to lower
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MILAN, March 18 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to open flat to lower on Friday.
Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open between 1 point lower and 2 points higher, or up to 0.02 percent higher, Germany's DAX to open 6-13 points lower, or 0.06-0.13 percent, and France's CAC 40 to open 4-10 points lower, or 0.09-0.23 percent.
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Swiss watchmakers are braced for another difficult year as economic woes in major markets curb consumers' appetite for pricey timepieces, industry executives said on Thursday.