FRANKFURT, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.3 percent higher on Friday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0612 GMT.
The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:
ECB is likely to leave policy unchanged at its next meeting and keep rates on hold through 2018, according to a Reuters poll; 46 of 66 economists say ECB likely to announce cutback to asset purchases in October.
ALLIANZ indicated up 0.2 percent
COMMERZBANK indicated up 0.4 percent
DEUTSCHE BANK indicated up 0.2 percent
MUNICH RE indicated up 0.3 percent
Financial regulator Bafin plans to introduce concrete requirements for banks to manage IT and cybersecurity risks this year, Bafin President Felix Hufeld told Handelblatt, and to extend these requirements to insurers next year.
Indicated up 1.7 percent
A U.S. judge in California on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by the state of Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environment damages in the German automaker’s excess diesel emissions scandal.
VW brand chief Herbert Diess said in Chattanooga late on Thursday the company expects to boost its sport-utility vehicle sales sharply by 2020 and will move to add electric vehicle offerings in the wake of its diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Indicated up 0.1 percent
Australian subsidiary Cimic was awarded an Indonesian mine contract worth A$300 million.
Indicated up 0.6 percent
Shares in the German automotive wiring systems maker closed 4.4 percent lower on Thursday following a report in the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung that said Leoni had underpaid software license fees totalling more than 20 million euros. Leoni wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Indicated down 0.8 percent
Private equity firms Bain and Cinven plan to nominate Claudio Albrecht as new chief executive of Stada and Mark Keatley as finance chief, they said on Friday.
Indicated up 0.3 percent
Morphosys and Aptevo ended their partnership for development and commercialisation of treatment for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. Aptevo will regain worldwide rights.
DEUTSCHE BOERSE - Morgan Stanley cuts to “equal weight” from “overweight”; Deutsche Bank resumes with “buy”
LUFTHANSA - Bernstein raises to “market perform”
MTU AERO ENGINES - HSBC raises to “buy” from “hold”
Dow Jones +0.3 pct, S&P 500 +0.6 pct, Nasdaq +1.0 pct at close.
Nikkei +0.2 pct, Shanghai stocks +0.1 pct.
Time: 6.20 GMT.
German August Markit PMI due at 0755 GMT.
REUTERS TOP NEWS (Reporting by Tom Sims and Georgina Prodhan)