European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening sharply higher
LONDON Jan 8 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening sharply higher on Thursday, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open 72 to 76 points, or as much as 1.2 percent, Germany's DAX to rise 120 to 141 points, or as much as 1.5 percent, and France's CAC 40 to gain around 63 points, or 1.5 percent.
Many investors will be focusing on Britain's biggest retailer Tesco . Its new boss Dave Lewis is expected to focus on cost cuts and asset sales when he provides an update at 0700 GMT on his plans to revive the troubled British grocer's fortunes on Thursday.
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