January 18, 2018 / 7:13 AM / 3 months ago

LIVE MARKETS-Futures point to positive open for European shares

    * Dow ends above 26,000
    * Asian stocks hit record highs
    * Dollar pulls back from three-year lows

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    FUTURES POINT TO POSITIVE OPEN FOR EUROPEAN SHARES (0706 GMT) 
    Futures seem to confirm that European shares are set to join their U.S. and Asian peers' in
a global rally. 
 
    (Julien Ponthus)
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    MORNING CALL: EUROPEAN SHARES SET TO JOIN GLOBAL RALLY (0617 GMT)
    Good morning and welcome to Live Markets. It seems European shares are set to join the
global rally, which has lifted the Dow above 26,000 points and boosted Asian shares to new
highs. 
    Financial spreadbetters expect Frankfurt's DAX to open 76 points higher, Paris' CAC up 26
points and London's FTSE 8 points higher. 
      
    (Julien Ponthus)
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 (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus)
  
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