June 2, 2016 / 5:21 AM / in 2 years

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening slightly 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, June 2 (Reuters) - European shares were seen opening down slightly on Thursday.

Financial spreadbetter IG expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 12 points lower, or 0.2 percent, and Germany’s DAX to open 35 points lower, or 0.3 percent.

——————————————————————————————————————— > Asian stocks ease on global growth woes, firm yen rocks Japan > Wall St notches minor gains as economic data pours in > Nikkei slides on stronger yen, hazy outlook for Abenomics > U.S. short-dated yields rise as focus shifts to payrolls > Yen sits atop big gains on risk aversion, policy disappointment > Gold crawls higher as dollar eases; Fed rate hike in focus > London copper drifts on lack of demand drivers, softer dollar supports > Oil prices tread water ahead of OPEC meeting

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.

If you have any thoughts, suggestions or feedback on this, please email mike.dolan@thomsonreuters.com.

Mike Dolan, Markets Editor EMEA.

Reporting by Danilo Masoni

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