European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening flat

viernes 6 de noviembre de 2015 02:15 GYT

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LONDON Nov 6 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening flat on Friday, with many investors focusing on U.S. jobs data later in the day, for a sense of whether or not the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates next month.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 3-12 points, or flat to 0.2 percent higher.

Spreadbetters also gave a range for Germany's DAX opening between down by 7 points and up by 12 points, representing a possible fall or gain of 0.1 percent at the open, while they gave a range for France's CAC 40 to open from 7 points down or 1 point up at the open, marking a flat to slightly weaker start for the Paris market.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and New York Fed President William Dudley said this week that the U.S. was ready for higher interest rates if upcoming economic data justified them.

The median forecast for October nonfarm payrolls in a Reuters poll of economists is an increase of 180,000, above slightly sluggish job growth of 142,000 in September. The data is due at 1330 GMT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares falter as markets await Fed policy clues from job data > US STOCKS-Wall St slips after mixed earnings as jobs report looms > Nikkei edges up as yen weakens ahead of crucial U.S. jobs data > TREASURIES-Two-year yields hit 4-1/2-year highs ahead of U.S. jobs data > FOREX-Dollar hovers near 3-mth high, U.S. jobs awaited for rate clues > PRECIOUS-Gold hovers near 8-week low ahead of U.S. jobs data > METALS-Copper steadies near 5-week low ahead of U.S. jobs data > Crude oil prices edge up; but oversupply, strong dollar drag


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