European Factors to Watch-Equity futures fall

martes 24 de mayo de 2016 02:11 GYT
 

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LONDON May 24 (Reuters) - European equity futures fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Asian and U.S. markets as investors worried about the possibility of a U.S. interest rate increase in coming weeks.

Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all down by between 0.4-0.6 percent.

A string of comments in recent weeks by U.S. Federal Reserve officials and minutes of the last Fed meeting have put a U.S. possible rate hike firmly on the table for June or July, impacting global equity markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 0.5 percent on Monday.

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