FRANKFURT, April 3 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.3 percent lower on Wednesday, according to
premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0614 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
BMW, DAIMLER, VOLKSWAGEN
BMW indicated unchanged
Daimler indicated 0.1 percent lower
VW indicated unchanged
German March car sales due after figures from France, Spain
and Italy on Tuesday.
Separately on Tuesday, Volkswagen reported a 3.1 percent
increase in U.S. sales to 37,704 vehicles, BMW said U.S. sales
rose 11.2 pct to 33,149 cars.
Indicated 0.1 percent lower
The company said the sum of newly acquired leasing assets,
the factoring volume and business start-up financing in the
first quarter increased by 14.9 percent to 275.6 million euros.
Indicated 2.1 percent higher
The aerospace group announced a share buyback worth up to
3.75 billion euros ($4.81 billion) on Tuesday to dampen sales by
a dismantled group of core shareholders, following a radical
shake-up of its structure.
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.6 pct, S&P 500 +0.5 pct, Nasdaq
+0.5 pct at Tuesday's close.
Nikkei +2.7 pct at 0505 GMT.
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(Reporting by Victoria Bryan and Ludwig Burger)