FRANKFURT Oct 10 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.6 percent higher on Thursday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0615 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:
Indicated 0.2 percent higher
Deutsche Telekom's outgoing chief executive Rene Obermann will join the supervisory board of steelmaker ThyssenKrupp next year, replacing Swiss economist Beatrice Weder di Mauro, a source close to the board said on Wednesday.
Indicated 1.3 percent higher
The company's division making components for efficient power management and high-frequency applications expects further growth. "We are aiming for annual sales growth in the high single digit or low double digit (percentage)," Andreas Urschitz, head of the Power Management and Multimarket business, tells Handelsblatt.
Indicated 0.3 percent higher
Swiss media group Ringier has made an offer for the Swiss part of Deutsche Telekom's classified advertising unit Scout24, Handelsblatt cited media sources as saying. Ringier already holds a 50 percent stake in the Swiss company.
Indicated 0.6 percent higher
September traffic figures due at 1100 GMT.
Indicated 1.3 percent lower
Kabel Deutschland on Wednesday trimmed its revenue forecast for the current fiscal year and said the pending takeover of the company by Britain's Vodafone would hit full-year net income.
Indicated 1.5 percent higher
The real estate company said it has now largely completed its refinancing and has done so on more attractive terms.
Indicated 1 percent lower
Moody's downgraded Rheinmetall to Ba1, rating outlook stable.
Indicated 0.3 percent lower
The sugar refiner confirmed it had become more difficult to reach its full-year profit target.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
KABEL DEUTSCHLAND - 2.50 eur/shr dividend proposed.
PROSIEBEN.SAT1 - HSBC raises to "Overweight" from "Neutral".
RTL GROUP - HSBC starts with "Overweight", price target of 86 euros.
AIXTRON - HSBC cuts to "Underweight" from "neutral".
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.2 pct, S&P 500 +0.1 pct, Nasdaq -0.5 pct at Wednesday's close.
Nikkei +1.1 pct at Thursday's close.
EUROPEAN FACTORS TO WATCH
REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Jonathan Gould and Harro Ten Wolde)