FRANKFURT, July 23 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.3 percent higher on Tuesday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0622 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:
Indicated 0.2 percent lower
The departure of co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe follows a power struggle within the company's dual CEO structure, German business daily Handelsblatt reported, citing company sources.
Snabe said he was stepping down from management after a 20-year career at SAP, including three years as co-CEO, citing personal reasons.
Indicated 0.6 percent higher
Deutsche Bank AG has poached UBS AG's veteran head of investment banking in Thailand, Phumchai Kambhato, in a push to take advantage of Thai companies' growing appetite for overseas deals, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
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Dutch telecoms group KPN will sell its German unit E-Plus to competitor Telefonica Deutschland for 5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in cash and a 17.6 percent stake in the merged company.
Separately, Telefonica Deutschland said its second-quarter operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA) fell 7.2 percent to 294 million euros.
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German diversified holding company Franz Haniel & Cie, which holds little over half of Celesio, has hired JP Morgan to advise on the sale of a full or partial stake in the German drug distributor or a partnership with another company, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Indicated 3.0 percent higher
The company said second-quarter net profit reached $2.1 million, below the average analyst forecast for $3.1 million.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:
PROSIEBENSAT1 - proposed div 5.65 eur/shr
PRIME OFFICE REIT - proposed div 0.18 eur/shr
HEIDELBERGER DRUCK - no proposed div
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.01 pct, S&P 500 +0.2 pct, Nasdaq +0.4 pct at Monday's close.
Nikkei +0.8 pct at Tuesday's close.
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