FRANKFURT, June 13 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.1 percent lower on Friday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0630 GMT. The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:
Indicated 0.1 percent higher
Two French newspapers said on Thursday that Mitsubishi is considering taking a direct stake in French engineering group Alstom as part of an offer with Siemens.
Indicated 0.7 percent lower
China on Friday launched an anti-dumping investigation into makers of haemodialysis equipment in the European Union and Japan, challenging the foreign firms who currently dominate the global and Chinese markets.
ThyssenKrupp indicated 0.1 percent lower
Salzgitter indicated unchanged
German union IG Metall may decide to strike after a second round of wage negotiations did not yield a deal, a union representative said on Thursday.
Indicated 0.2 percent lower
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state premiers have agreed on the main points for a procedure to rapidly auction frequencies for fast mobile internet, Handelsblatt newspaper reported, citing a document.
Indicated 0.1 percent lower
The strength of the euro is putting some overseas travellers off shopping at Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest hub, the head of the airport operator said on Thursday.
Indicated 0.4 percent higher
The company reported earnings before interest and taxes rose 14.2 percent to 49.5 million euros in its fiscal first half.
Indicated 1.0 percent lower
Investors in the German hospitals chain on Thursday voted again to scrap a requirement in the company's bylaws for shareholders holding 90 percent of the capital to approve major decisions, such as mergers and acquisitions.
DEUTSCHE BETEILIGUNGS AG
No indication available
The company reported net income rose to 18.9 million euros in the second quarter from 11.4 million a year earlier and said it expected 2013/2014 net income to fall short of that posted for the previous year.
Rhoen Klinikum - 0.25 eur/shr
Jenoptik - 0.20 eur/shr
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones -0.65 pct, S&P 500 -0.71 pct, Nasdaq -0.79 pct at Thursday's close.
Nikkei +0.83 pct at Friday's close.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
Germany's consumer price inflation for May was confirmed at down 0.1 percent month-on-month and up 0.9 percent year-on-year, the Federal Statistics Office said on Friday.
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REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Harro ten Wolde and Jonathan Gould)