BERLIN Jan 5 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.4 percent lower on Thursday, according to
premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0703 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Daimler indicated 0.5 percent lower
U.S. Dec car sales data. BMW brand sales down 5.2
percent to 32,835 vehicles, VW up 20.3 percent to
37,229 vehicles, Mercedes-Benz U.S. brand sales down
6.4 percent to 32,011 vehicles.
Indicated 0.3 percent lower
The luxury carmaker said it will use Google smartphone
technology to provide customers with interactive experience on
its "i" sub-brand electric models.
Indicated 1.6 percent higher
Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $95 million to resolve a U.S.
government lawsuit accusing the German bank of tax fraud for
using "insolvent" shell companies to hide significant tax
liabilities from the Internal Revenue Service in 2000.
Indicated 0.2 percent lower
Chief Executive Matthias Mueller will miss the Detroit auto
show next week, the German carmaker said on Wednesday, amid
uncertainty over its chances of settling a U.S. criminal
investigation into its emissions scandal.
Separately, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday that Volkswagen
AG and former Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn must
defend an investor lawsuit in California over the company's
diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Indicated 0.5 percent lower
The company named Malte Peters as its new chief development
ALLIANZ - JP Morgan raises to "Overweight" from
HANNOVER RE - JP Morgan cut to "Underweight" from
TALANX - JP Morgan cuts to "Neutral" from
LINDE - Deutsche Bank cuts to "Hold" from "Buy";
Bernstein raises to "market-perform" from "underperform"
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.3 pct, S&P 500 +0.6 pct, Nasdaq
+0.9 pct at close.
Nikkei -0.4 pct, Shanghai stocks +0.2 pct.
Time: 7.06 GMT.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
No economic data scheduled.
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(Reporting by Andreas Cremer and Victoria Bryan)