4/16/2018, 8:16 AM (Source:
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Europe seen higher after Syria missile strikes

European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as investors digested the West's strikes against Syria. Over the weekend, the United States, France and the United Kingdom carried out airstrikes in response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. The military action was condemned by Syria, Russia, Iran and China, while Germany and the European Union praised the attack. Meanwhile, the US and its allies noted no further strikes against Damascus are planned at the moment.

The FTSE 100 is expected to gain 0.19%, the DAX is seen 0.37% in the green and the CAC 40 is set to add 0.31%. The euro was up 0.04% against the dollar to go for 1.2337 at 8:07 am CET.

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