German stocks - Factors to watch on April 8

FRANKFURT, April 8 Mon Apr 8, 2013 2:26am EDT

FRANKFURT, April 8 (Reuters) - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.1 percent higher on Monday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0605 GMT.

The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:

DEUTSCHE BANK

Indicated 0.5 percent higher

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, will buy U.S. commercial property loans from Deutsche Bank worth about $3.7 billion.

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DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA

Indicated unchanged

German trade union Verdi has threatened to stage strikes in April just before the next round of wage talks with Lufthansa.

Two officers at Lufthansa's U.S. subsidiary BizJet have been charged with bribing Latin American officials.

Lufthansa's supervisory board chairman Juergen Weber told daily Handelsblatt in an interview that the airline would continue to look for takeover targets but would for now focus on better integrating the different brands within the group.

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VOLKSWAGEN

Indicated unchanged.

Volkswagen's luxury-car division Audi publishes March vehicle figures.

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EADS

Indicated 0.2 percent lower

A potential $7 billion order from British Airways for Airbus A350 jets is set to hand Boeing Co its next major challenge as it nears the end of a three-month crisis over the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner, analysts said.

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HANNOVER MESSE

The first day of Germany's leading industrial fair will stage events by engineering association VDMA, energy lobby group BDEW, the association of electronics companies ZVEI and the industrial federation BDI.

ANALYSTS' VIEWS

LANXESS - Nomura has cut the stock to 'neutral' from 'buy'.

OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS

Dow Jones -0.3 pct, S&P 500 -0.4 pct, Nasdaq -0.7 pct at Friday's close.

Nikkei +2.8 pct at Monday's close.

GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA

German Industrial Output for February due at 1000 GMT, forecast at 0.3 percent higher month-on-month.

EUROPEAN FACTORS TO WATCH

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REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Marilyn Gerlach and Arno Schuetze)

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