FRANKFURT, June 7 The DAX top-30 index
looked set to open 0.2 percent lower on Wednesday, according to
premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0615 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German
Bayer indicated 0.1 percent higher
Covestro shares down 0.6 pct in early Frankfurt trading
Bayer has reduced its stake in plastics and chemicals
subsidiary Covestro to 44.8 percent from 53.3 percent after
selling 17.25 million shares as part of a plan to sever
ownership ties completely in the medium term.
E.ON, RWE, ENBW
E.ON indicated 0.2 percent higher
RWE indicated 0.5 percent higher
EnBW shares down 1 pct in early Frankfurt trading
Germany's highest court will on Wednesday announce a
long-awaited decision that will ultimately determine whether the
country's utilities will get back nearly 6 billion euros in
taxes they paid for their use of nuclear fuel rods.
The group said operating profit rose by 15 percent to 534
million euros in the first half of its fiscal year.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
JENOPTIK - 0.25 eur/shr dividend proposed
ADLER REAL ESTATE - no dividend proposed
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones -0.2 pct, S&P 500 -0.3 pct, Nasdaq
-0.3 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.1 pct, Shanghai stocks +1.0 pct.
Time: 5.00 GMT.
GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA
German industrial orders dropped way more than expected in
April, data showed on Wednesday, suggesting this sector of
Europe's largest economy started the second quarter on a weak
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(Reporting by Ludwig Burger and Harro ten Wolde)