European Factors to Watch-Shares to remain pegged back after slump

martes 6 de enero de 2015 02:13 GYT
 

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - European stocks were set to remain under pressure
on Tuesday, after a sharp drop in the previous session caused by worries over
Greece's future in the euro zone and another drop in oil prices.
    The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 2.3 percent on Monday
while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index slumped 3.7
percent on fears that a Jan. 25 election in Greece could vault the left-wing
Syriza party into power, raising the risk of a sovereign default. 
    Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by
9-13 points, or 0.1-0.2 percent lower. Germany's DAX was seen opening
up by 2 points, flat in percentage terms, while France's CAC was seen up
by 6-8 points, or 0.2 percent higher.
        
    Europe bourses in 2014: (link.reuters.com/pad95v)
    Asset performance in 2014: (link.reuters.com/rav46v)
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 MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0610 GMT                               
                                          LAST    PCT CHG            NET CHG
 S&P 500                              2,020.58    -1.83 %             -37.62
 NIKKEI                              16,883.19    -3.02 %            -525.52
                                                                            
 EUR/USD                                1.1952     0.18 %             0.0021
 USD/JPY                                118.98    -0.54 %            -0.6500
 10-YR US TSY                            2.016         --              -0.02
 YLD                                                       
 10-YR BUND YLD                          0.512         --               0.00
 SPOT GOLD                           $1,206.27     0.21 %              $2.57
 US CRUDE                               $50.14      0.2 %               0.10
 
  > GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES TUMBLE AS OIL GLOOM DEEPENS 
  > US STOCKS-ENERGY SHARES LEAD WALL ST TO WORST DAY SINCE EARLY OCT 
  > NIKKEI TUMBLES 2.6 PCT ON CONCERNS OVER EUROPE, WEAK OIL PRICES 
  > TREASURIES-LONG BOND YIELDS HIT MULTIYEAR LOWS ON SAFETY BUYING 
  > FOREX-EURO STAGGERS IN WOBBLY START FOR 2015, ECB AND GREECE IN FOCUS 
  > PRECIOUS-GOLD PRICES FIRM ABOVE $1,200 ON SAFE-HAVEN BIDS 
  > METALS-LONDON COPPER RISES, SHANGHAI DOWN ON SUPPLY CONCERN 
  > OIL PRICES STEADY AFTER 5 PCT PLUNGE; BRENT HOLDS ABOVE $53 

 (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)