European Factors to Watch-Shares seen steady, health sector in focus

lunes 12 de enero de 2015 02:18 GYT
 

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - European shares were seen opening steady on
Monday, with healthcare stocks likely to come into focus after Shire Plc 
 agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc for $5.2 billion.
    
    Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by
10-14 points, or 0.2 percent lower. Germany's DAX was expected to open
up by 11.5-31.5 points, or 0.1-0.3 percent higher, while France's CAC 40 
was seen opening flat.
    
    Europe bourses in 2014: (link.reuters.com/pad95v)
    Asset performance in 2014: (link.reuters.com/rav46v)
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 MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0617 GMT                                        
                                                   LAST    PCT CHG  NET CHG
 S&P 500                                       2,044.81    -0.84 %   -17.33
 NIKKEI                                       17,197.73     0.18 %    30.63
                                                                           
 EUR/USD                                         1.1863      0.2 %   0.0024
 USD/JPY                                         118.18    -0.27 %  -0.3200
 10-YR US TSY                                     1.950         --    -0.02
 YLD                                                                
 10-YR BUND YLD                                   0.485         --     0.00
 SPOT GOLD                                    $1,229.21     0.54 %    $6.56
 US CRUDE                                        $47.54     -1.7 %    -0.82
 
  > GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR SLIPS WITH YIELDS, OIL STILL SINKING 
  > US STOCKS-WALL ST RETREATS AFTER TWO-DAY ADVANCE; JOBS DATA MIXED  
  > TREASURIES-PRICES RISE AS WALL ST SLIDES, OIL DECLINES 
  > FOREX-WAGE FALL MAKES DOLLAR BULLS COOL HEELS, AUSSIE OUTPERFORMS 
  > PRECIOUS-GOLD CLIMBS TO ONE-MONTH HIGH ON WEAKER DOLLAR, OIL 
  > METALS-LONDON COPPER MIRED NEAR 4-1/2 YEAR LOWS ON GROWTH WORRIES 
  > OIL PRICES EXTEND FALLS; GOLDMAN SACHS SLASHES PRICE FORECASTS 

 (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)