European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening slightly higher

martes 24 de junio de 2014 02:52 GYT
 

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LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - European equity futures edged higher on Tuesday, with the region's stock markets expected to steady after losing ground in the previous session and to return near multi-year highs.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 futures contract was up by 0.2 percent by 0645 GMT. Germany's DAX futures contract rose by 0.1 percent while France's CAC futures advanced by 0.3 percent.

In Asia, stock markets clinched slender gains on Tuesday as traders saw improved manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States as auguring well for global growth.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.5 percent to 1,388.34 points on Monday, but the index remains in touching distance of a 6-1/2 year high of 1,399.62 points reached last week.

"I think the sell-off yesterday was just profit-taking. I think that over the summer months, we'll hover around here and there'll be some profit-taking, but we'll have a strong end to the year," said Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management.

Europe bourses in 2014: (link.reuters.com/pad95v)

Asset performance in 2014: (link.reuters.com/rav46v) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-SHARES UP ON HOPEFUL SIGNS FOR GLOBAL GROWTH > US STOCKS-WALL ST ENDS FLAT AFTER SIX-DAY RALLY, ENERGY RISES > NIKKEI EKES OUT THIN GAINS AHEAD OF ABE'S GROWTH STRATEGY > TREASURIES-LONG MATURITIES PRICES LIFTED BY LIMP EURO ZONE DATA > FOREX-DOLLAR BLOC CURRENCIES OUTSHINE G3, JAPAN GROWTH STRATEGY EYED > PRECIOUS-GOLD STEADY; PLATINUM GAINS AS SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE ENDS > METALS-LME COPPER SLIPS AFTER EUROPEAN PMI DENTS CONFIDENCE > BRENT DROPS BELOW $114, IRAQ OIL DATA EASES SUPPLY WORRIES   Continuación...