European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening slightly higher

LONDON, June 24 Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:21am EDT

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - European stocks were seen opening slightly higher on Tuesday, with the region's stock markets seen tracking gains overnight in Asia at the open.

Financial spreadbetters at Capital Spreads expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 4 points, or 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX up by 2 points - flat in percentage terms - and for France's CAC 40 to start 4 points, or 0.1 percent, higher.

In Asia, stock markets clinched slender gains on Tuesday as traders saw improved manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States as auguring well for global growth.

Europe bourses in 2014: (link.reuters.com/pad95v)

Asset performance in 2014: (link.reuters.com/rav46v) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES CREEP HIGHER, ENCOURAGED BY GLOBAL DATA

> US STOCKS-WALL ST ENDS FLAT AFTER SIX-DAY RALLY, ENERGY RISES > NIKKEI STEPS BACK FROM 5-MONTH HIGH AHEAD OF ABE'S GROWTH STRATEGY > TREASURIES-LONG MATURITIES PRICES LIFTED BY LIMP EURO ZONE DATA > FOREX-DOLLAR BLOC CURRENCIES OUTSHINE G3, JAPAN GROWTH STRATEGY EYED > PRECIOUS-GOLD STEADY; PLATINUM GAINS AS SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE ENDS > METALS-LME COPPER SLIPS AFTER EUROPEAN PMI DENTS CONFIDENCE > BRENT DROPS BELOW $114, IRAQ OIL DATA EASES SUPPLY WORRIES (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

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