European Factors to Watch-Shares seen steadying at open

miércoles 9 de julio de 2014 01:06 GYT
 

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen steadying at the open on Wednesday after losses in the previous session, with many investors awaiting the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting for clues on when interest rates may rise.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by 3-4 points, or 0.1 percent lower. Germany's DAX was seen up by 21-23 points, or 0.2 percent higher, while France's CAC was seen up by 9-13 points, or 0.2-0.3 percent higher.

Asian stocks extended losses to a one-week low on Wednesday after China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy.

However, on a more positive note U.S. aluminum company Alcoa kicked off the latest earnings season with quarterly results that beat analysts' expectations.

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

Asset performance in 2014: (link.reuters.com/rav46v) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN STOCKS EXTEND DROP AFTER COOL CHINA PRICE DATA

> US STOCKS-WALL ST DROPS ON EARNINGS CAUTION; DOW BELOW 17,000 > NIKKEI DROPS TO FRESH 1-WEEK LOW ON WEAK U.S. SHARES; ANA SHINES > TREASURIES-U.S. BOND PRICES RALLY ON WEAK STOCKS, DATA > FOREX-NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR POPS IN OTHERWISE COLOURLESS MARKET > PRECIOUS-PALLADIUM CLIMBS FOR 13TH SESSION; GOLD UP ON FUND INFLOWS > METALS-LME COPPER HOVERS NEAR 5-MTH PEAK, CONSOLIDATES GAIN > BRENT FALLS BELOW $109 AS LIBYA RESTARTS OILFIELD (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Miral Fahmy)