European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening higher after holidays

martes 29 de marzo de 2016 02:40 GYT

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LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - European equities were expected to advance on Tuesday, with the market seen catching up after a long weekend and mining stocks seen tracking stronger metals prices.

Futures for the Euro STOXX 50, France's CAC , Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX were 0.3 to 0.4 percent higher in early trading.

European markets were closed on Friday and Monday due to the Easter holiday.

Mining stocks will be in focus after metals prices rose following a weaker dollar and encouraging industrial profits in top metals user China.

In Asia, shares struggled to find their footing on Tuesday after downbeat U.S. economic data contributed to an uninspiring session on Wall Street.

Investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1620 GMT for fresh signals on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes, after a chorus of hawkish comments from other Fed officials.

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