FRANKFURT, March 6 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.3 percent higher on Thursday, according to
premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0725 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Indicated 1.3 percent lower
Deutsche Telekom's fourth-quarter earnings before interest,
tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), excluding special
items, rose to 4.06 billion euros, slightly below the average
forecast of 4.14 billion euros in a Reuters poll.
Indicated 1 percent lower
The worlds largest maker of liquid crystals for display
screens reported an unexpected slight increase in Q4 adjusted
core earnings as ongoing cost cutting measures outweighed a hit
from weak overseas currencies.
Indicated 0.7 percent higher
Deutsche Bank's global head of compliance, Andrew Procter,
will leave to work for law firm Herbert Smith Freehills after
German regulator Bafin put pressure on the bank to make changes
in senior personnel.
Indicated 0.5 percent higher
The luxury car maker wants to decide by year-end whether to
increase production capacities for its i3 model as advance
orders for the electronic vehicle exceed expectations, Chief
Executive Norbert Reithofer told daily Die Welt.
Indicated 0.7 percent higher
Final 2013 results due. The car parts maker in early January
released preliminary results for 2013, with sales of 33.3
billion euros and adjusted earnings before interest and tax
(EBIT) of 3.7 billion euros.
Indicated 0.8 percent higher
The publisher of Germany's top-selling daily "Bild" said it
would raise its dividend to 1.80 euros per share in 2013 from
1.70 euros a year earlier, backed by expectations of rising
revenues and earnings in 2014.
KLOECKNER & CO
Indicated 1.2 percent higher
Kloeckner said it was on track to return to profit this year
and pay its shareholders their first dividend in four years as
it slashes costs.
No indication availabe
The broadcaster posted a 6.9 percent rise in 2013 core
earnings excluding special items, mainly driven by its German
Indicated 1 percent higher
The airline said passenger traffic, measured by the
aggregate number of miles flown by its customers, rose 1.5
percent in February. The load factor slipped 3.5 percentage
points to 81.7 percent as it added more long-haul routes.
Indicated 0.2 percent higher
Jungheinrich said it would propose a dividend of 0.80 euros
per nominal share and 0.86 euros per preference share for
ADIDAS - Citigroup cuts to "neutral" from "buy"
WACKER CHEMIE - Nomura raises to "buy" from
INDEX CHANGES AS OF MARCH 24:
IN: MANZ AG
OUT: ADVA AG
IN: SURTECO, CAPITAL STAGE
OUT: H&R AG, VTG AG
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones -0.2 pct, S&P 500 pct, Nasdaq
-0.1 pct at Wednesday's close.
Nikkei +1.6 pct at Thursday's close.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
January industrial orders expected at 1100 GMT. Seen up 0.7
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(Reporting by Arno Schuetze and Christoph Steitz)