European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening mixed, focus on Tech

lunes 27 de abril de 2015 02:55 GYT
 

(Updates futures prices, company news)

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - European shares headed for a mixed open on Monday, with lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation seen as prompting investors to trade cautiously at the start of a new week.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hinted on Saturday that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default, drawing a parallel with the secrecy of German reunification plans in 1989.

Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan.

Technology stocks will also be in focus after shares in Amazon.com and Microsoft both jumped over 10 percent on Friday strong revenues, boosting the Nasdaq Composite index to a record high.

At 0654 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 were up 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX futures rose 0.4 percent, France's CAC futures fell 0.2 percent and Britain's FTSE futures rose 0.3 percent.

Investors will keep a close eye on resource-related stocks after Brent crude prices held near a 4-1/2 month high, supported by concerns about fighting in Yemen disrupting Middle East supplies, and as prices of key industrial metals rose.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 0.4 percent at 1,626.83 points on Friday. The index reversed most of the previous session's losses and stood 1.7 percent below a near a recent 15-year peak.

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