European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise to extend ECB-led rally

viernes 23 de octubre de 2015 02:28 GYT

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    LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Friday, extending
a rally from the previous session that was caused by signs of further monetary
support in future from the European Central Bank (ECB).
    Futures on the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index rose 0.9
percent. Germany's DAX futures climbed 1.1 percent, France's CAC futures
 rose 0.9 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 futures advanced 0.4
    The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended up 2.1 percent on
Thursday, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index 
climbed 2.5 percent after the ECB decided to stick with its monetary support
programme and reassess in December whether further measures might be needed.
 MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0609 GMT                       
                                   LAST   PCT CHG  NET CHG
 S&P 500                       2,052.51    1.66 %    33.57
 NIKKEI                       18,825.30    2.11 %   389.43
 EUR/USD                         1.1106       0 %   0.0000
 USD/JPY                         120.62   -0.03 %  -0.0400
 10-YR US TSY                     2.025        --     0.00
 10-YR BUND                       0.499        --     0.00
 SPOT GOLD                    $1,169.11     0.3 %    $3.46
 US CRUDE                        $45.52    0.31 %     0.14
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    Liberty Global Plc is in talks with Cable & Wireless
Communications Plc about a potential deal to unite two companies backed
by billionaire cable pioneer John Malone and extend Liberty's reach in the
    Spain's Caixabank posted a 26 percent rise in third-quarter net
profit on Friday, though lending margins came under pressure despite a string of
acquisitions that have helped to boost customer numbers. 
    Credit Suisse said on Thursday it would give up its role as a primary dealer
in all European government bond markets to help meet tougher Swiss financial
regulations outlined a day earlier. 
    Swedish mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson posted
third-quarter sales and operating profit below market expectations on Friday,
weighed down by its key networks unit. 
    The dialysis specialist is acquiring Israel-based peer Nephromor for about
350 million shekel ($90.15 million), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported,
citing industry sources. FMC confirmed to FAZ that it was in talks to buy
dialysis centres in Israel, declining to disclose the price.
    KERING :
    Kering's flagship luxury brand Gucci posted a 0.4 percent drop in
third-quarter comparable sales in the third quarter, in line with expectations,
as a surge in tourist shopping in Western Europe and Japan outweighed weakness
in China. 
    MAERSK :
    A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday it downgraded its profit
outlook for 2015 by $0.6 billion to an underlying result of around $3.4 billion.
    Italy is set to raise up to 3.4 billion euros ($3.8 billion) from a stock
market listing of state-owned post office operator Poste Italiane, sources close
to the matter said on Thursday. 
    Volkswagen is looking into whether more vehicles contain
software capable of cheating diesel emissions tests, it said on Thursday,
potentially increasing the cost and disruption of a scandal that has rocked
Europe's biggest carmaker. 
    VOLVO :
    Sweden's Volvo forecast another year of growth in the European
heavy-duty truck market but slowing or flat sales in most other major markets
next year, while sweeping cost cuts drove a bigger than expected rise in
third-quarter core profit. 
    Britain's biggest bookmaker William Hill Plc said it expected
full-year operating profit to be near the lower end of analysts' expectations
after a weak third quarter. 

 (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)