European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening slightly higher

lunes 9 de noviembre de 2015 03:17 GYT

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MILAN Nov 9 (Reuters) - European shares were seen opening slightly higher on Monday, as a weakened euro and prospects of central bank support help shrug off a mixed showing in Asia and higher chances of a U.S. interest rate increase next month.

Futures for the Euro STOXX 50 Germany's DAX France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were 0.1 to 0.3 percent higher ahead of the cash market open.

"With home currencies weakened against the dollar and domestic central banks still treading the dovish path, UK and European traders are pricing in some very accommodative conditions for their equity markets," said Jonathan Sudaria, dealer at London Capital Group, in a note.

Asian stocks were mixed, with Japanese and Chinese shares up, while the dollar stood at a 7-month high against its peers on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data bolstered expectations of an imminent Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

On Friday, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended up 0.27 percent and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.6 percent.