Europe Factors to Watch-Stocks set to rise; TNT eyed

martes 7 de abril de 2015 02:11 GYT

PARIS, April 7 (Reuters) - European stocks were set to rise on Tuesday,
tracking a rally on Wall Street after Friday's surprisingly weak U.S. jobs data
fuelled expectations the Federal Reserve could hold off longer on raising
interest rates.
    Shares in Dutch package delivery company TNT Express will be in
the spotlight after FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it has offered to buy the
firm for 4.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) in cash in a deal supported by the
management boards of both companies. 
    Greece will be in focus again after Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said
on Sunday the country "intends to meet all obligations to all its creditors, ad
infinitum," seeking to quell default fears ahead of a big loan payment Athens
owes the IMF later this week. 
    At 0608 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX 
and for France's CAC were up 0.6-0.9 percent.
                                         LAST   PCT CHG  NET CHG
 S&P 500                             2,080.62    0.66 %    13.66
 NIKKEI                              19640.54    1.25 %   242.56
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP                       494.78    0.34 %     1.67
 EUR/USD                               1.0917   -0.04 %  -0.0004
 USD/JPY                               119.54    0.02 %   0.0200
 10-YR US TSY YLD                       1.897        --    -0.01
 10-YR BUND YLD                         0.184        --     0.00
 SPOT GOLD                          $1,213.66   -0.05 %   -$0.64
 US CRUDE                              $51.78   -0.69 %    -0.36
  > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia up on Wall Street's lead 
  > Wall Street ends higher as rate hike worries ease 
  > Nikkei rises to near 2-week high as U.S. rate fears ebb 
  > TREASURIES-Prices slide after Friday's U.S. jobs report-related gains 
  > FOREX-Dollar recovering as jobs disappointment fades; RBA next up 
  > PRECIOUS-Gold retreats from 7-week top as dollar firms 
  > METALS-London copper climbs, but demand capped by China concerns 
  > Brent falls over 1 percent after Goldman forecasts lower prices 
    Package delivery company FedEx Corp will buy Dutch logistics company
TNT Express to expand package deliveries in Europe, the companies said. FedEx
said it will pay 8 euros in cash per ordinary TNT Express share, a premium of 33
percent over TNT's closing price of 6 euros on the Amsterdam exchange on April
    French media group Vivendi has made a 250 million euro ($275 million)
indicative offer for most of Dailymotion, the video-sharing website owned by
French telecoms group Orange, a source said on Monday. 
    Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont wants someone with experience of the cement
industry to be chief executive in the French group's planned tie-up with Swiss
peer Holcim, daily newspaper Le Monde said. 
    The French government may have agreed to a 0.57 percent hike in toll-road
tariffs this year as par of talks to end a long-running dispute with motorway
operators, French dailies Le Figaro and les Echos said. Government officials
could not be immediately reached for comment.
    Executives and early investors in Net-a-Porter are trying to agree with
Richemont what should be the fair value of their combined 7 percent stake in the
online fashion retailer, as they seek to cash out ahead of its planned merger
with Yoox, sources close to the matter said.
    Investors yanked $7.3 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund in March as
Pimco's flagship fund continued to reel six months after the exit of co-founder
Bill Gross. 
    A federal judge on Friday formally approved a settlement between the U.S.
government and Commerzbank to resolve sanctions and anti-money laundering

 (Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)