European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening slightly lower

viernes 10 de junio de 2016 02:28 GYT

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LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to open slightly lower on Friday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with a fall in crude oil prices seen hurting energy stocks.

Futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were down 0.2 to 0.3 percent.

In Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was down 0.4 percent.

U.S. stocks retreated on Thursday after three days of gains as oil prices fell and global growth worries drove investors to safer assets like bonds.

Oil prices came under further pressure on Friday as a stronger dollar pulled crude off the 2016 highs hit this week. Analysts said that a rebound in the dollar had dented oil prices by making fuel imports for countries using other currencies more expensive.

The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both closed around 1 percent lower in the previous session.

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