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

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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