April 14, 2016 / 5:16 AM / 2 years ago

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening flat

(ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development. See the bottom of the report)

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening flat on Thursday, with gains on Asian and U.S. markets expected to keep European equities near their highest level in a month.

Spreadbetters at IG expected Britain’s FTSE to open up 3 points, or flat in percentage terms. France’s CAC was also seen up by 1 points - flat in percentage terms - while Germany’s DAX was seen up by 9 points, or 0.1 percent higher. ——————————————————————————————————————— > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares at 4-mth highs, dollar up on hopes Singapore easing sets policy trend > US STOCKS-Indexes gain at least 1 pct as financial shares lead > Nikkei climbs to April high on yen’s weakening trend > TREASURIES-U.S. Treasury yields fall after strong auction, weak data > FOREX-Dollar extends gains as sentiment improves > PRECIOUS-Gold slides; safe-haven bids retreat as dollar, stocks climb > METALS-Copper edges back from 2-week highs, China optimism supports > Oil falls as dark clouds appear ahead of producer meeting

ADVISORY- Reuters plans to replace intra-day European and UK stock market reports with a Live Markets blog on Eikon (see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets for site in development). In a real-time, multimedia format from 0600 London time through the 1630 closing bell, it will include the best of our market reporting, Stocks Buzz service, Eikon graphics, Reuters pictures, eye-catching research and market zeitgeist. Breaking news and dramatic market moves will continue to be alerted to all clients and we will continue to provide a short opening story and comprehensive closing reports.

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Mike Dolan, Markets Editor EMEA. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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