European Factors to Watch-Shares seen extending losses

viernes 4 de diciembre de 2015 03:34 GYT
 

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LONDON Dec 4 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to open lower on Friday, extending their losses from the previous session when the European Central Bank's (ECB) stimulus package disappointed some investors.

Futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX , France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were down 0.4 to 0.7 percent by 0731 GMT.

"We are left with a market that is now of the belief that we are unlikely to see further easing," Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG, said in a note.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slumped 3.3 percent, its biggest fall since late August, on Thursday after the ECB's policy update fell well short of high expectations.

While the central bank announced to extend its asset purchase programme, it did not increase its size, and bets that there might be further easing were dashed.

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