FRANKFURT, April 17 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Thursday:
European March passenger car registrations from the Association of European Carmakers (ACEA) due at 0600 GMT.
The European Commission on Wednesday urged Germany to take urgent steps to regulate polymer producers under the bloc’s Emissions Trading System or face being sued over the breach of EU law.
Q1 results due. The business software maker is expected to report its quarterly operating profit, excluding special items, rose 6.7 percent to 961 million euros ($1.33 billion). Poll:
The steelmaker has agreed a 2 billion euro, three-year revolving credit facility to replace an existing 2.5 billion euro facility that was due to mature in July, banking sources said on Wednesday.
Sweden’s Investor AB said on Wednesday it was turning down a 200 crown per share bid by Volkswagen for Swedish truckmaker Scania.
The German broadcaster carried out a refinancing that will lead to an improved pretax cash flow and financing costs of around 50 million euros over four years, it said on Wednesday.
The travel and tourism group’s stake in Hapag-Lloyd will drop to 13.9 percent in two stages as part of the container shipping company’s tie-up with Vapores, announced late Wednesday.
Q1 results due.
BEIERSDORF - 0.70 eur/shr dividend proposed
RWE - 1.00 eur/shr dividend
AXEL SPRINGER - 1.80 eur/shr dividend
GEA GROUP - 0.60 eur/shr dividend
Dow Jones +1 pct, S&P 500 +1.1 pct, Nasdaq +1.3 pct at Wednesday’s close.
Nikkei +0.3 pct at 0451 GMT.
German March producer prices due at 0600 GMT, seen unchanged m/m, -0.7 percent y/y.
REUTERS TOP NEWS ($1 = 0.7243 Euros) (Reporting by Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheahan)