European Factors to Watch-Equity futures fall
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LONDON Dec 11 (Reuters) - European equity futures fell on Friday, with a leading regional equity index set for a weekly loss, as falling commodity prices put pressure on markets before a widely expected rise in U.S. interest rates next week.
Futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE 100 were all down by between 0.2-0.4 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.2 percent on Thursday, having at one staged touched a two-month low.
The index is down by around 6 percent in December, losing ground after the European Central Bank disappointed some investors with only limited new economic stimulus measures this month, and the index is also down 2 percent this week.
AMS AG :
Swiss-listed Austrian technology group AMS said it was surprised by a newspaper report that it had run into problems with key contracts to supply Apple, which knocked its shares down by a fifth on Thursday. Continuación...