European Factors to Watch-Flat start eyed before Greek vote

lunes 29 de diciembre de 2014 03:33 GYT
 

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - European shares were set to open little changed
on Monday, with futures for the Euro STOXX 50 equity index, Germany's
DAX and France's CAC between 0.1 percent lower and 0.1 percent
higher at 0730 GMT.
    
    GREECE
    A presidential vote in Greece will decide whether the country goes to snap
elections, which could bring the left-wing Syriza party to power and derail an
international bailout. Voting is due to start at midday (1000 GMT), with the
result likely around an hour later. 
    
    CREDIT SUISSE 
    Credit Suisse was ordered to face a $10 billion lawsuit by New York's
attorney general accusing the Swiss bank of fraud in the sales of
mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, Bloomberg reported
on Dec. 26. 
    
    LANXESS 
    Indicated 1.4 percent lower
    The company expects its full-year results to come in at the lower end of its
target range, Chief Executive Matthias Zachert told a German newspaper.
 
        
    AIRBUS 
    A missing Airbus A320-200 jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of
the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an
official said on Monday. 
    
    ALLIANZ 
    The German insurer is the lead re-insurer, through one of its divisions, to
the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday and is presumed to have crashed
off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board, the company said on Monday.
 
    
    PUBLICIS 
    The advertising group announced last week it would extend its $3.7 billion
offer for U.S. rival Sapient until Jan. 7 after receiving acceptances
representing 79.6 percent of the company's capital.
    
    ALTICE 
    Angolan billionaire businesswoman Isabel dos Santos has dropped her 1.2
billion euro ($1.46 billion) bid for Portugal Telecom SGPS (PT SGPS) - an offer
which had threatened to block the sale of PT's former domestic business PT
Portugal by Brazilian affiliate Oi to rival telecoms group Altice
 
    
    TRUCKMAKERS    
    Top European truckmakers including Daimler and Volkswagen's MAN and Scania
units operated a cartel for 14 years to delay the progress of emissions-reducing
technology, the Financial Times reported on Dec. 24, citing leaked documents in
a European Commission investigation. 
    
    VOLKSWAGEN 
    Volkswagen's flagship Audi division is to increase spending on new models,
plants and technology through 2019 to push its goal of surpassing German rival
BMW as the world's largest luxury-car manufacturer. 
    
    NOVO NORDISK 
    The world's biggest insulin maker is confident about its long-term growth
plans but needs to secure approval for its new long-acting insulin Tresiba in
the United States, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview on
Saturday. 
    
    STANDARD CHARTERED 
    Standard Chartered has hired two former prosecutors to police its
transactions for criminal activity, a spokesman said on Friday, as the British
bank wrestles with a series of legal and compliance problems. 
    
    SACYR, SALINI IMPREGILO 
    The consortium working on the extensive Panama Canal expansion, formed by
Spain's Sacyr, Italy's Salini Impregilo, Belgium's Jan de Nul and Panamanian
company CUSA, has submitted two new claims for cost overruns of almost $740
million, the canal administrator said on Friday. 
    
    HEIDELBERGCEMENT 
    The cement maker on Dec. 24 clinched a deal to sell its Hanson Building
Products business to private equity firm Lone Star Funds for $1.4 billion to
reduce its debt.    
    
    
    MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT)  :
    0900 IT Consumer Confidence Dec
    
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  MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0706 GMT:
    
                                                    LAST    PCT CHG     NET CHG
 S&P 500                                        2,088.77     0.33 %        6.89
 NIKKEI                                         17729.84     -0.5 %      -89.12
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP                                  467.92     0.99 %         4.6
 EUR/USD                                          1.2184     0.07 %      0.0009
 USD/JPY                                          120.33    -0.05 %     -0.0600
 10-YR US TSY YLD                                  2.248         --        0.00
 10-YR BUND YLD                                    0.607         --        0.00
 SPOT GOLD                                     $1,195.26     0.05 %       $0.61
 US CRUDE                                         $55.36     1.15 %        0.63
 
  
  > ASIA FOLLOWS WALL ST UP, EURO WOBBLES BEFORE GREEK VOTE 
  > WALL ST ENDS AT RECORD IN SECOND STRAIGHT WEEKLY GAIN   
  > NIKKEI TURNS NEGATIVE ON SUSPECTED EBOLA CASE           
  > TREASURIES-PRICES RECOVER AFTER SELLOFF                 
  > DOLLAR ON FIRM FOOTING AS GREEK VOTE PRESSURES EURO     
  > GOLD RETAINS SHARP GAINS; SPDR HOLDINGS AT 6-YEAR LOW   
  > COPPER FLAT, FACES PRESSURE FROM WEAK DEMAND            
  > OIL PRICES CLIMB ON LIBYA SUPPLY WORRIES                
    

 (Reporting By Francesco Canepa, editing by Nigel Stephenson)