FRANKFURT/BERLIN Jan 24 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.3 percent higher on Friday,
according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Indicated 0.1 percent lower
Lufthansa is seeking an injunction against a one-hour strike
called by German air traffic controllers for Jan. 29, a
spokesman for the company said on Friday.
Indicated 0.2 percent higher
The European car and light truck tyre market rose 8 percent
in December as demand picked up towards the end of 2013, French
tyremaker Michelin said on Thursday.
Indicated 0.4 percent higher
A Deutsche Boerse unit agreed to pay $152 million to settle
allegations that it held some $2.8 billion in securities in the
United States for the central bank of Iran, the U.S. Treasury
said on Thursday.
Indicated 0.3 percent higher
The general counsel office of the U.S. National Labor
Relations Board has recommended that two allegations brought by
some workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee against VW
and the United Auto Workers union be dismissed.
Indicated 3.7 percent higher
U.S. drugs distributor McKesson succeeded in its
second attempt to win control over German peer Celesio in a deal
with Celesio's two largest shareholders, German investment group
Haniel and U.S. hedge fund Elliott.
No indication available
A European court reduced a 2009 cartel fine on the phone
company by 1 million euros.
WACKER CHEMIE -JP Morgan cuts to "underweight"
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones -1.07 pct, S&P 500 -0.9 pct, Nasdaq
-0.6 pct at Thursday's close.
Nikkei -1.94 pct at Friday's close.
Credit rating agency Fitch affirmed Germany at "AAA",
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