European Factors to Watch-Stock index futures signal higher open

martes 17 de noviembre de 2015 03:47 GYT
 

(Updates futures prices, adds company news)
    LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - European shares headed for a stronger start on
Tuesday, tracking sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asia, with investors taking
a view that Paris attacks were unlikely to affect an economic recovery and
company profitability in the longer term.
    Around 2.3 billion euros ($2.46 billion) were wiped off the STOXX Europe 60
Travel & Leisure index on Monday on concerns that the sector could be
harmed by a loss of consumer confidence following Friday's coordinated suicide
bombings and shootings by Islamist militants in Paris that killed more than 120
people.
    However, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.2 percent
higher at 1,460.76 points, while French shares fell only 0.1 percent.
    At 0747 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX,
France's CAC and Britain's FTSE 100 were 1.1 to 1.4 percent
higher.
    U.S. shares   closed 1.2 to 1.5 percent higher on
Monday, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan
 and Japan's Nikkei rose 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent
respectively on Tuesday. 
    
    COMPANY NEWS 
    ERICSSON 
    Swedish telecoms network gear maker Ericsson on Tuesday raised its forecast
for mobile data traffic growth as the use of video increases while the number of
smartphone subscriptions continues to rise. 
    
    VOLKSWAGEN 
    Volkswagen's european sales and market share slipped in October, industry
data showed, as the German carmaker's emissions-cheating scandal began to take
its toll at a time when the overall market continued to grow. 
    
    RANDSTAD HOLDING 
    The number two staffing company globally said its sales have accelerated
since it reported third-quarter results and that it expects to achieve higher
margins in 2016. 
    
    EASYJET 
    The company said it was confident of future growth, ordering 36 additional
Airbus A320 aircraft, after reporting an 18 percent jump in annual profit helped
by strong demand for summer holiday travel. 
    
    ELECTROLUX 
    Deliveries of the six biggest categories of white goods (AHAM 6) in the
United States rose by 9.9 percent year-on-year in October, data from industry
body Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers showed late on Monday.
    
    ILIAD, ORANGE, NUMERICABLE-SFR, BOUYGUES
 
    The bidding in an auction of French 4G mobile phone spectrum has reached 2.7
billion euros so far, telecoms regulator ARCEP said, with an eighth round
scheduled on Tuesday. 
    
    CABLE & WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 
    John Malone-backed Liberty Global Plc offered to buy Cable &
Wireless Communications Plc for 3.6 billion pounds ($5.5 billion) to
extend its reach in the Caribbean. 
    
    BANKS
    Revenue at the world's 10 largest investment banks is on course to decline
again in 2015 by two percent to $148 billion compared to a year ago, although a
strong showing in equities will limit the fall, a survey on Tuesday showed.
 
    
    ROCHE 
    A Roche drug that can prolong the lives of some women with advanced breast
cancer has been plunged back into the centre of a drug pricing row after
Britain's health cost agency declared that it is still too expensive.
 
    
    UNITED INTERNET 
    German internet service provider United Internet reported a rise in
third-quarter core profit and revenues as the number of subscribers continued to
rise. 
    
    DASSAULT AVIATION 
    The French aircraft manufacturer said it expects to announce a new testing
and production schedule early next year for its Falcon 5X business jet, which
has been delayed by problems with engines supplied by Snecma. 
   
    GENMAB 
    Danish biotech Genmab announced on Monday after the market's close that the
U.S. FDA had approved its cancer treatment daratumumab Darzalex for blood cancer
multiple myeloma. The company lifted its full-year revenue guidance to
1,025-1,100 million Danish crowns from 725-800 million crowns. 
    
    FRESENIUS 
    Moody's raises its credit rating on Fresenius to Baa3, citing among other
the group's defensive business profile, strong track record of profitable growth
with very limited correlation to the macroeconomic cycle.  
    
    SAS  
    A study by the International Council on Clean Transportation found that
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA was among the airlines with the smallest carbon
footprints among 20 transatlantic carriers in 2014. Scandinavian airline SAS had
one of the worst CO2 performances, as measured by passenger mile (km) per quart
(litre) of fuel.   
    
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  MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0616 GMT: 
                                          LAST  PCT CHG    NET CHG
 S&P 500                              2,053.19   1.49 %      30.15
 NIKKEI                               19630.63   1.22 %     236.94
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP      <.MIAPJ0000       410.33   1.47 %       5.94
                      PUS>                               
 EUR/USD                                1.0658  -0.24 %    -0.0026
 USD/JPY                                123.39   0.19 %     0.2400
 10-YR US TSY YLD                        2.278       --       0.01
 10-YR BUND YLD                          0.554       --       0.02
 SPOT GOLD                           $1,077.85  -0.43 %     -$4.61
 US CRUDE                               $41.78    0.1 %       0.04
  > Asia stocks surge as fallout from Paris attacks recedes 
  > Wall St surges over 1 pct, looks past Paris attacks 
  > Nikkei rebounds as Wall St, softer yen boost sentiment 
  > U.S. bond prices steady, Dec. Fed rate hike still likely 
  > Dollar stands tall as investors turn focus back to Fed 
  > Gold steady as risk aversion offsets dollar strength 
  > LME copper sinks to fresh 6-year lows; Shanghai leads sell-off 
  > Oil prices give up early gains as market glut persists 

 (Reporting by Atul Prakash)