(Adds futures, company news; updates snapshot table)
PARIS, Sept 10 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as fresh worries about the health of the banking sector halt the market's strong two-week rally.
Sources said on Thursday that Deutsche Bankis considering a capital increase of up to 9 billion euros ($11.43 billion) to bolster its balance sheet as Basel capital requirements are finalised, sending the bank's stock traded in New York down 3.2 percent and weighing on sentiment on Wall Street. [ID:nN09213248]
The stock was indicated down more than 5 percent in pre-market trade in Frankfurt.
By 0625 GMT, futures for the STOXX Europe 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.4-0.5 percent.
European stocks surged on Thursday, with the FTSEurofirst 300index ending at its highest level in more than four months after better-than-expected U.S. weekly jobless claims and monthly trade data lifted sentiment.
The benchmark index has surged about 8 percent in two weeks. Technical indicators show the index is getting close to overbought territory, with its relative strength index (RSI) currently at 66.1, with 70 and above considered overbought, while its slow stochastic is showing the index in overbought territory.
----------------------MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0623 GMT----------------------
LAST PCT CHG NET CHG
S&P 5001,104.18 0.48 % 5.31
NIKKEI9,239.17 1.55 % 140.78
MSCI ASIA EX-JP500.57 0.35 % 1.77
EUR/USD1.2677 -0.13 % -0.0017
USD/JPY83.91 0.11 % 0.0900
10-YR US TSY YLD2.741 -- -0.02
10-YR BUND YLD2.336 -- 0.01
SPOT GOLD$1,246.45 -0.15 % -$1.82
US CRUDE$74.99 1.00 % 0.74
* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 4-month high, yen slides [ID:nTOE68902E]
* METALS-Copper lower as investors await China econ data [ID:nSGE68900Y]
* Dollar rises as yields support, off 15-yr low vs yen [ID:nTOE68902J]
* US STOCKS-Wall St buoyed by upbeat economic data [ID:nN09218304]
* Nikkei gains 2 pct helped by futures buying, yen [ID:nTOE68902Y]
* U.S. crude jumps on Canada-US pipeline shutdown [ID:nSGE689037]
* Gold dips, heads for 1st weekly dip in over a month [ID:nSGE68901U]
The bank is considering a capital increase of up to 9 billion euros ($11.43 billion) to bolster its balance sheet as Basel capital requirements are finalised, two people familiar with the matter said. [ID:nN09213248]
The world's top cellphone maker said Stephen Elop, the head of Microsoft'sBusiness Division, was to be its new chief executive. For details, see: [NOK1V.HE]
Australian wealth manager AMPis likely to wait until rival National Australia Bank (NAB) is completely out of the running before making another attempt to take over AXA Asia Pacific , two sources said. For details, see: [ID:nSGE68903M]
The oil major said third quarter results will be released on Nov. 2, one week later than previously indicated. [ID:nWLA2651]
SELOGER.COM, AXEL SPRINGER
German publisher Axel Springer intends to launch a 34 euro-per-share public offer for SeLoger.com in a deal valuing the French internet property company at 566 million euros. For details, see: [SLGC.PA-LEN-RTRS]
The bank plans to close 230 branches in its domestic market by 2013 as part of its reorganisation plan, a trade union source said on Thursday. [ID:nLDE6881QS]
ABB, which posted forecast-beating second-quarter results thanks to booming emerging market growth, said demand trends remained unchanged into the third quarter. For related news click on [ABBN.VX]
New warnings of a potentially fatal skin disease will be added to labels for imaging drugs sold by Bayer, Covidienand GE Healthcare cautioning against their use by patients with kidney disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. [ID:nN09188033]
The world's second-largest outdoor advertising group said it won a new nine-year contract, including extension options, for the advertising concession at Washington Reagan National and Washington Dulles International airports. Financial details were not disclosed. For details, see: [JCDX.PA-LEN-RTRS]
The airline's CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber said the company was focusing right now on the strategic re-positioning of airlines it had acquired, according to a pre-release of his interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He said these companies -- Brussels Airlines, AUA AND MBI -- are on track to meet their operating targets.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson)
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