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LIVE MARKETS-Headline roundup: earnings, earnings, earnings

* European shares seen opening higher

* STOXX ended at 6-week high on Thursday

* Eyes on earnings updates, US GDP data

July 27 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets

brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Danilo Masoni. Reach him on

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Today's early morning headlines are all about company updates and the list is quite long:

Renault (LSE: 0NQF.L - news) lifts margins on record first-half sales

Danone Q2 sales growth slows as Morocco boycott weighs

LafargeHolcim H1 profit drops 43 pct as restructuring charges bite

French group Vinci (LSE: 0NQM.L - news) keeps upbeat outlook as H1 profit rises

Axel Springer (Swiss: SPR.SW - news) confirms guidance as Business Insider turns profit

France's Engie (LSE: 0LD0.L - news) confirms 2018 guidance despite Belgian nuclear outages

Dutch lighting maker Signify cuts 2018 sales outlook

French group Vinci keeps upbeat outlook as H1 profit rises

Spain's BBVA (LSE: 931474.L - news) posts 18.3 pct rise in Q2 net profit y/y

Spain's Caixabank Q2 net profit up 36 pct on lower provisions

Spain's Sabadell books Q2 net loss after TSB's IT-failure costs

BASF operating profit up 5 pct on specialty chems, oil division

Swiss bank Vontobel raises mid-term goals as assets under management rise to record

Blackstone (NYSE: BX - news) is said to buy Altice Towers in Dominican Republic - Bloomberg

BP pays $10.5 bln for BHP shale assets to beef up U.S. business

Fiat Chrysler says it did not know about Marchionne's illness

Kering (LSE: 0IIH.L - news) rides out China fears with Gucci growth

Luxury group Kering says it has finished selling off brands

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal leans on luxury arm as profits rise

Retailer Carrefour H1 operating profit rises though France lags

French group St Gobain to step up sales and acquisitions as H1 profits rise

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

Benetton family to sell part of Cellnex stake - sources

Market headlines:

> Asian shares post modest gains as trade fears keep investors cautious

> Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) sends Nasdaq (Frankfurt: 813516 - news) tumbling, but trade optimism boosts Dow

> Nikkei up slightly; focus on global trade, BOJ meeting

> Yields rise as traders await Friday's GDP report

> Dollar steadies after rally, U.S. GDP data awaited

> Gold inches up as dollar eases ahead of U.S. GDP data

> Copper edges higher, heads for first weekly jump in seven

> Copper edges higher, heads for first weekly jump in seven

(Danilo Masoni)



European shares are set to open higher, extending gains seen in the previous session when

hopes of a breakthrough in U.S.-EU trade talks and a weaker euro pushed the STOXX 60 at 6-week

highs at the close.

Eyes today are on a flurry of earnings updates and on GDP data out of the U.S. later in the

session. Here are your opening calls, courtesy of CMC Markets (LSE: CMCX.L - news) :

FTSE100 is expected to open 21 points higher at 7,684

DAX is expected to open 31 points higher at 12,840

CAC40 is expected to open unchanged at 5,480

Over in Asia, stocks struggled to gain traction, following a mixed Wall Street finish and as

the worsening Sino (Dusseldorf: 1205802.DU - news) -U.S. trade dispute kept investors in the region cautious, despite signs of

rapprochement between the United States and Europe.

(Danilo Masoni)