European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slightly lower at open
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LONDON Dec 31 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening slightly lower on Thursday, with weak oil prices weighing on global equity markets.
Financial spreadbetters at IG expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by 22 points, or 0.4 percent lower, while France's CAC 40 was expected to open down by 6 points, or 0.1 percent lower.
Trading volumes are expected to be thin, with many markets due to shut earlier than usual for the New Year holiday.
Spain's multinational Abengoa SA said on Wednesday it is seeking buyers to revive transmission-line and other construction projects in Brazil that the company had suspended after filing for creditor protection in Spanish courts.