BERLIN/FRANKFURT Dec 20 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.1 percent lower on Tuesday,
according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Berlin police said on Tuesday that investigators assume the
driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd at a Berlin
Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others, did
so intentionally in a suspected terrorist attack.
Indicated 0.4 percent lower
The telecom provider urged corporations to reduce their
vulnerability to cyber attacks by investing in security, Chief
Executive Timotheus Hoettges told German daily Handelsblatt.
LUFTHANSA, AIR BERLIN
Lufthansa indicated 0.2 percent lower
Air Berlin indicated 3.7 percent higher
Eurowings and Air Berlin are open to closer cooperation,
Karl Ulrich Garnadt, chief of the Lufthansa budget unit, told
Indicated 0.3 percent lower
A U.S. judge has extended until Tuesday a deadline for the
carmaker to complete a settlement over about 80,000 polluting
Audi, Porsche and VW 3.0-liter diesel vehicles.
Volkswagen (VW) has agreed to spend up to $2.1 billion
Canadian dollars to buy back or fix 105,000 polluting diesels
and compensate owners in Canada, the company said Monday.
Indicated 0.2 percent lower
The property group said its 2.9 billion euro ($3 billion)
takeover offer has won sufficient backing from Conwert
shareholders, fulfilling a key condition for the deal to go
Indicated 1 percent lower
Brazil's Vale SA on Monday agreed to sell part of
its fertilizer business to Mosaic Co for $2.5 billion to
cut debt, while giving Mosaic greater access to Brazil's huge
Suedzucker indicated 1.6 percent higher
CropEnergies indicated 7.6 percent higher
Suedzucker's CropEnergies said it now expects full-year
operating profit of 70-85 million euros, compared with previous
guidance for 50-80 million.
Up 0.3 percent in early Frankfurt trade
Rocket Internet said it had agreed to an 85 million euros
financing round at HelloFresh. An unnamed new investor together
with Baillie-Gifford contributed new capital, cutting Rocket's
stake in HelloFresh to 53 percent.
BMW - Morgan Stanley cuts to "equal weight" from
DEUTSCHE POST - DZ Bank cuts to "hold" from "buy"
SLM SOLUTIONS - Berenberg resumes with "hold",
target price 33 euros
GRENKE - HSBC raises to "buy" from "hold"
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.2 pct, S&P 500 +0.2 pct, Nasdaq
+0.4 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.5 pct, Shanghai stocks -0.5 pct.
Time: 7.40 GMT.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
German November producer prices +0.3 pct m/m, +0.1 pct y/y.
Had been seen +0.1 pct m/m, -0.2 pct y/y.
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(Reporting by Maria Sheahan)