May 6, 2016 / 5:11 AM / in 2 years

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening lower

(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)

MILAN, May 6 (Reuters) - Financial spreadbetter IG expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 12 points lower, or 0.19 percent and Germany’s DAX to open 40 points lower, or 0.40 percent.

——————————————————————————————————————— MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0508 GMT: > Asian shares languish at one-month low ahead of US payrolls data > Wall St flat before April jobs report; retailers slip > Nikkei stumbles as strong yen, disappointing earnings take toll > Yields hit lowest in over 2 weeks ahead of April jobs report > Dollar firms ahead of U.S. jobs report, Aussie hits 2-month low > Gold set for weekly decline ahead of U.S. jobs data > London copper set for largest weekly loss in 15 months > Oil prices dip as strong dollar outweighs supply disruptions

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 Danilo Masoni

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