Europe Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise as Scots reject independence

viernes 19 de septiembre de 2014 02:38 GYT

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Friday, as Scotland's decision to vote "no" to independence from the United Kingdom was set to lift the region's stock markets, with UK stocks expected to outperform.

The euro zone's Euro STOXX 50 futures contract rose by around 1 percent. Germany's DAX futures advanced by 0.8 percent, while France's CAC futures rose by 0.6 percent.

Britain's FTSE 100 futures contract outperformed to rise 1.1 percent, with the UK market buoyed by the results of the Scottish vote which showed Scotland had chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors.

The Scottish "yes" campaign had been hindered by concerns over what currency an independent Scotland would use.

"In the end, the sensible heads prevailed in the Scottish vote," said Central Markets trading analyst Joe Neighbour.

The shares of Scottish-exposed stocks, such as UK banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds, were indicated to open up by 2-3 percent, on relief that Scotland had voted to stay within the UK.


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