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LONDON Jan 4 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening lower on Monday, tracking a pullback on Asian and U.S. equity markets, while weak Chinese economic data was also expected to weigh on shares.
Financial spreadbetters at IG expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by 37 points, or 0.6 percent lower. Germany's DAX was seen down by 162 points, or 1.5 percent lower, while France's CAC 40 was seen down by 33 points, or 0.7 percent lower.
China's factory activity contracted for the 10th straight month in December and at a sharper pace than in November, a private survey showed, dampening hopes that the world's second-largest economy will enter 2016 on a more stable footing.
The weak data caused Chinese and Asian shares to slump, with China's benchmark CSI300 share index tumbling 7 percent on Monday, prompting the stock exchange to halt trading for the rest of the day.
European planemaker Airbus has won a deal to sell three A380 superjumbo jets to Japan's biggest carrier ANA Holdings Inc 9202.T in a deal valued at about 150 billion yen ($1.25 billion), the Nikkei reported. Continuación...