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INCOMING: BIG MOVES FOR KERING, WPP, INBEV, UBISOFT AND MORE! (0654 GMT)
Premarket indications are coming in and big moves are expected at the open, notably:
Kering, which could jump up to 10%
WPP is seen 2/5 percent higher
Valeo could go up 3/4%
Inbev seen falling 4%
Ubisoft couyld fall 10 percent
Synthomer could also get severely punished after a retreat in profits.
(Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)
ON OUR RADAR: BRUSSELS CALLING AND Q3 SOUL SEARCHING (0624 GMT)
One of the biggest news expected during the trading session is the EU's decision to grant the UK another delay to Brexit which may help - or not - Boris Johnson to get the Dec 12 general election he's asking parliament to vote for on Monday.
While the global macro picture could be tweaked next week after the Fed meeting, analysts in the meantime are going through the flurry of Q3 releases to see whether Europe Inc is keeping the global slowdown in check or if the road to Q4 looks scaringly downhill from here.
There are quite a few calls for caution in this mornings Q3 results so the jury is still out on the very much hoped for bottom-up.
Here are a few headlines:
Michelin keeps its 2019 guidance but calls for caution
AB InBev gives dimmer 2019 view after weak Q3
LafargeHolcim slightly more cautious on Europe as Q3 sales dip
Essity posts Q3 profit above expectations, lowers savings target
Signify misses 3Q earnings targets, trims full year outlook
Dutch fashion retailer C&A, shareholders to raise about $445 mln in Brazil IPO
HSBC, StanChart results to show Hong Kong protests are starting to gnaw
Under pressure, Barclays restores UK post office cash withdrawals
Dutch telco KPN's Q3 core profit tops estimates on lower costs
Sweden's Epiroc Q3 profit lags forecast
CHOPPY FRIDAY AHEAD (0533 GMT)
European stocks markets are expected to open sideways on Friday with financial spreadbetters expecting a flat FTSE, the DAX to shed 19 points and the CAC 40 up just one point.
Brexit and Boris Johnson's push for a snap general election on Dec 12 is of course on the front page and will continue to drive the pound and UK stocks. Up or down? That's another question!
Amazon's gloomy forecast for the holiday season isn't doing much to cheer things up for investors worried about the Q3 earnings season and the global macro picture.
Economists polled by Reuters in recent weeks reckon a steeper decline in global growth is more likely than a synchronised recovery, even as multiple central banks dole out rounds of monetary easing.
Not much action overall for Asian benchmarks and next week's meetings of the Fed and of the Bank of Japan is likely to encourage investors to stay on the cautious side of things.
In the meantime, plenty of corporate news in Europe with big names reporting, such as Anheuser Busch Inbev.
***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)