Europe seen higher on political risks, ahead of data
European stock futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday as investors remained concerned about the global geopolitical instability while also awaiting the string of data due for release after the markets open in Europe. French presidential election stayed in focus as the world digested Thursday’s night Paris Champs Elysees attack.
The CAC 40 is expected to open 0.21% in the green while the DAX is seen 0.18% higher and the FTSE is set to increase 0.10%. The euro shed 0.05% against the US dollar to trade for 1.0712 at 8:20 am CET while it also lost 0.05% against the British pound, trading for 0.8360 at the same time.