15 de diciembre de 2015 / 6:19 / en 2 años

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen rising at open

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening higher on Tuesday, with markets expected to stabilise after a slump in the previous session which saw European shares fall to their lowest level in two-and-a-half months.

Financial spreadbetters at IG expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open up by 68 points, or 1.2 percent higher. Germany’s DAX was seen up by 149 points, or 1.5 percent higher, while France’s CAC 40 was seen up by 65 points or 1.5 percent higher.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.8 percent on Monday to its lowest level since early October, as a slump in oil prices weighed on equity markets.

Asian stock markets steadied on Tuesday, although gains were limited by investors’ caution before a widely anticipated U.S. interest rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks firm as Fed looms large, yuan slips > US STOCKS-Wall Street closes higher as crude steadies > Nikkei falls to fresh 7-1/2-week low on oil price worries > TREASURIES-Bond prices down ahead of FOMC > FOREX-Dollar steadies as halt in oil, equities slide provides traction > PRECIOUS-Gold struggles ahead of Fed meet on U.S. rate hike views > METALS-Copper firmer as Fed meeting eyed, China demand hopes offer floor > Oil extends losing streak as oversupply concerns persist (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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