May 20, 2016 / 5:22 AM / 2 years ago

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen higher

(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 20 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening higher on Friday.

Financial spreadbetter IG expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 62 points higher, or 1 percent and Germany’s DAX to open 88 points higher, or 0.9 percent.

——————————————————————————————————————— > Asian shares poised for weekly loss, Fed talk lifts dollar > S&P 500 hits lowest since March as rate fears deepen > Nikkei flat ahead of G7 meeting, Fed hike view curbs risk appetite > Prices rise as investors reduce bets for June rate hike > Dollar holds firm vs yen and euro on Fed hike view, pound bullish > Gold heads for biggest weekly drop in eight on Fed rate outlook > Copper firms, but faces third week of decline as dollar jumps > Oil prices rise as turmoil in Nigeria adds to global 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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