BERLIN, March 29 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.2 percent higher on Wednesday, according to
premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0613 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Indicated 0.4 pct higher
Deutsche Bank sees Daimler trending towards the
higher end of the carmaker's own forecasts, paving the way for
potential upgrades later in the year.
The carmaker said efforts to keep lowering carbon dioxide
emissions across its fleet stalled last year for the first time
since 2007 amid growing sales of larger sport-utility vehicles.
Indicated 0.2 pct higher
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc has been awarded a maximum
$4.1 billion firm-fixed-price,
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for radiology
systems, accessories and training, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Indicated 0.1 pct higher
The carmaker's supervisory board gave its backing on Tuesday
to Audi's chief executive and other senior managers, after raids
by German prosecutors related to the emissions scandal.
Supervisory board meeting at luxury division Audi.
ALSTRIA OFFICE REIT
Indicated 0.1 pct lower
The real estate firm has signed a 10-year lease generating
1.3 million euros in annual revenue.
Indicated 1.1 pct lower
The drugmaker said fourth-quarter adjusted net income
slipped 4 percent, revising lower preliminary unaudited results
it posted earlier this month after fully taking into account a
Indicated 1.2 pct higher
The company said it agreed to sell unit SMA Railway
Technology to Chinese railway technology group Beijing Dinghan
Technology 300011.SZ, which will have a positive impact on its
Indicated 0.2 pct lower
Annual report due. The group published preliminary figures
on March 14 and raised its dividend to 3.66 euros per share.
Indicated 2.5 pct higher
The group proposed a record dividend of 1.30 euros a share.
It had published preliminary figures on Feb. 7 and forecast its
operating EBIT margin would rise to around 5 percent.
Up 2.8 pct in early trading
The company proposed a dividend of 0.30 euros a share for
2016 and said it expected its ordinary operating EBITDA margin
to increase by 1 percentage point.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
DAIMLER - 3.25 eur/shr dividend proposed
UNIPER - Goldman Sachs cuts to "neutral" from
"Buy", remvoes from pan-Europe Buy list
STROEER - Barclays starts with "Overweight", 56
eur price target
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.7 pct, S&P 500 +0.7 pct, Nasdaq
+0.6 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.1 pct, Shanghai stocks -0.1 pct.
Time: 6.17 GMT.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
German February import prices +0.7 pct m/m, +7.4 pct y/y.
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(Reporting by Andreas Cremer and Victoria Bryan)