European Factors to Watch-Shares seen getting BoJ boost
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LONDON Jan 29 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to bounce back on Friday, tracking a strong rally in Asian shares after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates to boost the economy.
Japan's central bank said it would charge 0.1 percent for excess reserves parked with the institution, an aggressive policy pioneered by the European Central Bank.
"European markets are expected to get a major boost after the Bank of Japan became the latest central bank to adopt negative interest rates," OANDA analyst Craig Erlam said.
"It's clear that they are not going to be the last central bank to take such action in the coming months, the ECB this month indicated that it would also consider easing further at its next meeting in March."
Futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX , France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were all up between 1.2 percent and 1.4 percent by 0728 GMT.
Japan's Nikkei surged 2.8 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.8 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.7 percent in the previous session, while the euro zone's blue chip Euro STOXX 50 index dropped 2.1 percent.