European Factors to Watch on Wednesday Aug 20

Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:12am EDT

PARIS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE
100 to open 8 to 9 points lower, or down 0.1 percent, Germany's DAX
 to open 7 points lower, or down 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40
 to open 2 to 3 points lower, or down 0.1 percent.
    
    MAJOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES REPORTING :
    CARLSBERG A/S                         Q2         
    HEINEKEN NV                           H1         
    SWISSCOM AG                           Q2         
    GLANBIA PLC                           H1         
    GLENCORE PLC                          H1         
    HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC             H1         
    ICA GRUPPEN AB                        Q2         
    SYDBANK A/S                           Q2         
    KONINKLIJKE VOPAK NV                  H1         
    VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S               Q2         
    
    MAJOR U.S. COMPANIES REPORTING :
    Q3 2014 Hewlett-Packard                   
    Q2 2014 L Brands Inc                      
    Q2 2014 Lowe`s Companies                  
    Q2 2014 PetSmart                          
    Q1 2015 The J. M. Smucker Company         
    Q2 2014 Staples, Inc.                     
    Q2 2014 Target Corp.                      
    
    MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT)  :
    0600 DE Producer Prices Jul
    0830 BOE MPC Vote Aug
   
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  MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0510 GMT: 
                                         LAST   PCT CHG  NET CHG
 S&P 500                             1,981.60     0.5 %     9.86
 NIKKEI                              15458.21    0.05 %     8.42
 MSCI ASIA EX-JP                       512.13   -0.01 %    -0.04
 EUR/USD                               1.3305   -0.11 %  -0.0014
 USD/JPY                               103.14    0.24 %   0.2500
 10-YR US TSY YLD                       2.410        --     0.00
 10-YR BUND YLD                         1.001        --     0.00
 SPOT GOLD                          $1,294.00    -0.1 %   -$1.29
 US CRUDE                              $95.35    0.92 %     0.87
 
  > GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS STEADY AFTER U.S. DATA, DOLLAR HOLDS GAINS 
  > US STOCKS-WALL ST EXTENDS RALLY, LIFTED BY APPLE AND HOME DEPOT 
  > NIKKEI RISES FOR 8TH DAY AS STRONG U.S. DATA, WEAK YEN BOOST MOOD 
  > FOREX-DOLLAR HITS 11-MONTH HIGH, STAYS FIRM AFTER SOLID HOUSING DATA 
  > GOLD STRUGGLES BELOW $1,300 ON STRONG U.S. DATA, HIGHER STOCKS 
  > METALS-SHANGHAI COPPER EDGES LOWER TOWARDS KEY CHART LEVEL 
  > BRENT HOLDS NEAR 14-MONTH LOW ON PLENTIFUL SUPPLY 
    

 (Reporting by Blaise Robinson)