(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, May 26 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening slightly lower on Thursday.
Financial spreadbetters expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open down 10 to 12 points, or 0.2 percent, Germany’s DAX to open 20 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, and France’s CAC 40 to open 11 to 13 points lower, or down 0.3 percent.
——————————————————————————————————————— > Oil prices top $50, Asian shares struggle on China worries > US STOCKS-S&P 500 ascends 2 percent in two days > Nikkei edges up but wary of yen volatility > TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices fall on stock gains, profit-taking > Yen soars as jittery markets await Yellen, Japan tax decision > Gold rises for first day in 7 as traders cover short positions > LME copper edges up; lower prices loom as seasonal demand ebbs > Brent oil pushes above $50 for first time in nearly 7 months
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 Alistair Smout