European Factors to Watch-Equity futures rise
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LONDON Dec 7 (Reuters) - European equity futures rose on Monday, helped by gains on U.S. stock markets which were also expected to lift European stock markets at the open.
Futures for the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were all up by 1.1 percent, while futures on Britain's FTSE 100 advanced by 0.8 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index had closed down 0.3 percent on Friday, near a three-week low, as equity markets fell back in the wake of the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest stimulus measures, which disappointed some investors who had wanted the ECB to do more.
Energy stocks could come under pressure, with oil prices near their lowest levels since 2009 in the wake of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) decision to keep production high despite depressed demand.
Spanish energy company Abengoa, on the verge of becoming the country's biggest bankruptcy, is seeking 450 million euros ($490 million) of cash under a viability plan presented to creditors on Friday, a source said. Continuación...