FRANKFURT Dec 11 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open unchanged on Tuesday, according to premarket
data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0716 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Indicated 5.9 percent lower
Germany's top steelmaker posted a 4.7 billion euro ($6.1
billion) net loss for the year as it took a painful write-down
on steel mills in the United States and Brazil that it is trying
Day two of the engineering conglomerate's "Capital Market
Indicated 0.2 percent higher
November traffic figures expected.
Europe's largest car maker plans to publish November vehicle
sales of its namesake brand.
The German retailer aims to restructure its Thalia bookstore
division within the next two years for the unit to become
profitable on a sustainable level, Chief Executive Henning Kreke
told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.1 pct, S&P 500 +0.03 pct, Nasdaq
+0.3 pct at Monday's close.
Nikkei -0.1 pct at Tuesday's close.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
German ZEW index for December due at 1000 GMT, with economic
sentiment forecast at minus 12.0 and current conditions forecast
at plus 5.0. German wholesale prices fell 0.7 percent m/m in
November and rose 3.2 percent y/y.
The German railway operator aims for earnings before
interest and tax (EBIT) to rise to 4 billion euros in 2017, up
from 2.7 billion now, German business paper Handelsblatt
reported, citing the company's mid-term strategy.
Separately, the company's Chief Executive Ruediger Grube
told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview that an
initial public offering (IPO) was a long way off.
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(Reporting by Ludwig Burger, Andreas Cremer and Christoph