BERLIN/FRANKFURT, April 17 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Wednesday:
Germany’s economy minister is due to present growth forecasts for Europe’s biggest economy. A government source earlier this month told Reuters the government was set to halve its 2019 growth forecast to 0.5 percent.
European March car registrations due.
ING Groep has approached Commerzbank about a possible tie-up, a German magazine reported on Tuesday. The reported interest by ING comes as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank DBKGn.DE engage in talks to merge.
Daimler has suspended a local sales franchise for its Mercedes-Benz brand in China after a customer complaint about service from the dealership went viral on social media.
Annual news conference due as the unlisted rival of Germany’s major pharmaceuticals companies reports its full-year results.
BEIERSDORF - 0.70 eur/shr dividend proposed
AXEL SPRINGER - 2.10 eur/shr dividend proposed
DEUTSCHE BANK: Moody’s confirms the ratings of Mexican subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank at Ba1, outlook changed to negative.
Dow Jones +0.3 pct, S&P 500 +0.1 pct, Nasdaq +0.3 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.3 pct, Shanghai stocks unchanged.
Time: 4:55 GMT.
No major economic data scheduled.
REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Berlin Speed Desk and Frankfurt Newsroom)