European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slighly lower, eyes on ECB

jueves 3 de diciembre de 2015 03:18 GYT

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MILAN Dec 3 (Reuters) - European shares are seen opening slighly lower on Thursday, following losses at Wall Street and in Asia overnight, but all the focus will be on European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and the fresh stimulus measures he is expected to unveil later in the day to fight low inflation.

Futures on the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all down around 0.3 percent.

The ECB is expected to deliver measures that could include a deposit rate cut and changes to its asset-buying programme. It will announce its interest rate decision at 1245 GMT and Draghi will unveil new economic forecasts along with measures not involving rates at a 1330 GMT news conference.

A key European benchmark index closed near three-month highs on Wednesday, with expectations of new ECB stimulus measures providing support.



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