European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening lower, focus on earnings
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LONDON Feb 2 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 is predicted to open on Tuesday about 36 points lower, or down 0.6 percent, Germany's DAX to fall 68 points, or 0.7 percent, and France's CAC 40 to fall 26 points, or 0.6 percent, according to IG.
UBS proposed raising its 2015 dividend to 0.85 Swiss franc per share including a special payout of 0.25 francs, just ahead of analyst expectations, after posting a 79 percent rise in full-year net profit, its best result since 2010.
German specialty chemicals maker Wacker Chemie WCHG.DE posted forecast-beating core earnings in the fourth quarter, lifted by rising demand at its chemicals division as well as a weak euro. Continuación...