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Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to snap losing streak
June 14, 2013 / 5:28 AM / in 4 years

Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to snap losing streak

PARIS, June 14 (Reuters) - European stocks are set to rise on Friday,
snapping a four-day losing streak and tracking sharp gains on Wall Street and in
Asia after solid U.S. data calmed fears over whether the world's biggest economy
could withstand the winding down of the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures.
    At 0619 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100,
for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.6-0.8 percent.
    U.S. stocks strongly rallied, with the S&P 500 adding 1.5 percent,
while Japan's Nikkei was up 1.9 percent.
    Construction stocks will be in the spotlight after Germany's Hochtief
 unveiled a 260 million euro buyback of its shares, the latest in a
series of buyback programmes announced by cash-rich companies, a trend that has
underpinned the market.
    Thursday's data showing upbeat U.S. retail sales and a drop in jobless
claims triggered short covering and prompted some investors to start picking up
battered European mining and banking stocks, helping indexes to recover from the
session lows.
    The FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX
50 ended slightly lower, after falling as much as 1.7 percent and
1.9 percent respectively during the roller-coaster session, with both testing
major support levels representing 200-day moving averages, before bouncing back,
sending a positive technical signal.
    "Short-term bearishness appeared to peak and a partial short squeeze took
place. However, this doesn't mark a turn around in sentiment and more of a
positioning ahead of next week's FOMC meeting," Capital Spread trader Jonathan
Sudaria wrote in a note.
    The Euro STOXX 50, which is down 2.3 percent so far this week, will face
resistance around 2,667 points, representing a downward trendline started in
late May, and at 2,697, representing the 50 percent Fibonacci retracement of the
April-May rally.
                                         LAST  PCT CHG  NET CHG
 S&P 500                             1,636.36   1.48 %    23.84
 NIKKEI                             12,686.52   1.94 %   241.14
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP                       513.06   1.24 %     6.28
 EUR/USD                               1.3351  -0.17 %  -0.0023
 USD/JPY                                95.03  -0.35 %  -0.3300
 10-YR US TSY YLD                       2.145       --     0.00
 10-YR BUND YLD                         1.543       --    -0.03
 SPOT GOLD                          $1,385.41      0 %   -$0.03
 US CRUDE                              $96.61  -0.08 %    -0.08
  > GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up after selloff, sentiment fragile 
  > US STOCKS-Wall St rallies on economic data, technical factors 
  > Nikkei bounces from Thursday's plunge, technical charts still bearish 
  > TREASURIES-U.S. bonds rally after supply, Fed policy mulled 
  > FOREX-Dollar still off-colour as investors shelve bullish bets 
  > PRECIOUS-Gold extends losses into 2nd day on stimulus uncertainty 
  > METALS-London copper rises, but on track for 2nd weekly drop 
  > Brent slips from near $105 on ample U.S. inventory, weak outlook 
    Germany's largest construction company, is launching a 260 million euro
buyback of its shares from next week, barely two months after it agreed to a 1.1
billion euros sale of its airports division. 
    European planemaker Airbus expects to sign orders for hundreds of passengers
jets at next week's Paris Airshow, the head of parent company EADS said on
    Top management at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is pressing to increase
the ceiling on a possible rights issue to 2 billion euros from 1 billion euros,
two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. The bank said on Thursday
its board had decided to call a shareholder meeting to vote on the scrapping of
a 4 percent ceiling on voting rights. For more, click on: 
    Department store chain Karstadt, which competes with Metro's Kaufhof, said
it was speeding up a restructuring plan and would look at closing down its
loss-making multimedia, lighting and beauty departments due to a tough
competitive environment. For more, click on: 
    Nestle said it will appoint Swiss scientist Stefan Catsicas as its new
technology chief, as the world's biggest food group expands in health and
    Fiat will sign a 1.95 billion euro loan refinancing with nine banks next
week, laying the groundwork for the Italian carmaker to buy out Chrysler,
banking sources said on Thursday. 
    The Swiss chocolate maker said on Thursday that its majority shareholder
will buy half of a new share issue that will help to finance its $950 million
acquisition of Singapore group Petra Foods' cocoa business. 
    The Paris airport operator said on Thursday that traffic at Charles de
Gaulle and Orly airports rose 4.7 percent in May. 
    The aerospace equipment posted profit of 2.84 billion euros in the first
nine months of its 2012-2013 fiscal year, an increase of 7 percent on a
comparable basis. 
    RCS said on Thursday it had approved the final conditions for a rights issue
of up to about 421 million euros. It said it would offer 3 ordinary shares for
every ordinary share held at a price of 1.235 euros.

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