European Factors to Watch-Equity futures fall slightly

martes 12 de abril de 2016 02:19 GYT
 

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LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) - European equity futures fell slightly on Tuesday, with weak-looking results from Alcoa potentially weighing on mining stocks.

Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all down by between 0.1-0.2 percent.

Metals company Alcoa Inc on Monday reported a lower quarterly profit, with results hurt by low commodity prices, the strong U.S. dollar and plant closures or divestments, but the company's top executive said he expected aluminum demand to grow faster than supply this year.

Alcoa also lowered its 2016 outlook for global sales in the aerospace industry, and its shares fell 5 percent in after-hours trading.

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