European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slightly down; eyes on AB InBev/SAB

martes 13 de octubre de 2015 02:49 GYT

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MILAN Oct 13 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen marginally lower on Tuesday, following losses in Asia and slight gains at Wall Street overnight.

Futures on the Euro STOXX 50 dipped 0.4 percent, while futures for Germany's DAX were down 0.3 percent. Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent.

Shares in Anheuser-Busch InBev and SAB Miller should be in the spotlight after they said on Tuesday they had agreed terms for a takeover, with the world's largest brewer set to pay 44 pounds per share in cash for its smaller rival. SABMiller shares closed at 36.22 pounds on Monday.

Europe's biggest software maker SAP is seen opening higher after reporting a higher-than-expected 19 percent rise in third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items due to growth in its mature markets.

Asian shares stepped back from two-month highs on Tuesday and commodity currencies retreated as a big fall in oil prices triggered profit-taking, though fading expectations of an imminent U.S. rate hike lent some support.

On Monday, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.17 percent and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was 0.09 percent lower.