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LIVE MARKETS-What you need to know before Europe opens

* European shares seen higher

* In setback for Trump, Democrats seize U.S. House control

* Earnings in focus: Adidas (IOB: 0OLD.IL - news) , banks Credit Agricole (Swiss: ACA.SW - news) , ABN

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European shares were set to open today higher after U.S. midterm elections delivered a split

Congress, which historically has been positive for stocks, while some good-looking earning

updates could also help lift the mood.

Futures on main European benchmarks were trading up 0.6 percent, setting the pan-regional

STOXX 600 on course to recover the losses suffered in the past two days.

Drugmakers and builders with US exposure are the watchlist as investors ponder what could be

the impact on drug prices and infrastructure spending on the new power slip in Washington.

Elsewhere the focus is on earnings updates. Adidas shares are expected to get a lift as the

German sportswear firm hiked its 2018 profit guidance, citing a strong financial performance in

the first nine months of the year, although it trimmed revenue target due to

weaker-than-expected growth in western Europe.

In the battered and cheaply valued banking sector, Credit Agricole reported rising profits,

topping expectations and ABN Amro hinted at a dividend hike after its quarterly profit beat

expectations. Eyes also on BMW (EUREX: BMWE.EX - news) , its shares falling 2.6 percent in pre-market, after the car

makers reported a 27 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit missing analyst expectations

amid currency headwinds and higher research and development expenses.

Stock movers: AXA (Paris: FR0000120628 - news) buys $9.4 billion U.S. real estate debt business from Quadrant; Hermes

says China sales sound, third-quarter revenues rise; Telecom network maker Nokia (Milan: 23568.MI - news) wins $2.3 bln

frame deals in China; Norway wealth fund should not add new equity markets to index amid review;

JD Wetherspoon warns of lacklustre trading, announces wage hike; Wizz Air (Frankfurt: WI2.F - news) downgrades profit

outlook on fuel price, summer disruption; M&S sales declines show pain of latest reinvention

(Danilo Masoni)



European futures have started the day in positive territory with the outcome of the midterm

election in the United States broadly in line with market expectations.

U.S. futures are also in the black as it seems that the prospect of political gridlock in

Washington, which arguably creates some uncertainty, is not enough to put investors off.

(Julien Ponthus)



Let's not forget that this is another earnings-heavy day with updates from heavyweights

including Adidas, Credit Agricole and BMW - just to name a few,

Here's your headlines round-up:

Adidas hikes 2018 profit guidance, trims sales outlook

Credit Agricole Q3 profits rise, buoyed by retail and investment banks

ABN Amro beats expectations with 8 pct rise in Q3 profit

Munich Re returns to profit in Q3, affirms 2018 guidance

BMW Q3 hit by upfront expenditure for electric car development

Voestalpine (IOB: 0MKX.IL - news) 's H1 profit drops 19 pct on lower demand from car industry

Snam (Amsterdam: QE6.AS - news) hikes earnings, dividend targets in new plan

Water utility Veolia sees best third quarter earnings growth since 2014

Barry Callebaut FY net profit jumps on strong growth, keeps outlook

Axel Springer (Swiss: SPR.SW - news) hikes EPS forecast as digital properties gain traction

Ahold Delhaize Q3 sales, profit beat market forecast

SGS (LSE: 0QMI.L - news) pares 2020 target as commodity markets sour

MEDIA-Comcast (Swiss: CMCSA.SW - news) sets its sights on European pay-TV market - FT

BHP expects derailed train to have some impact on its Australian iron ore exports

Dassault pulls out of race to supply Canada with jets - sources

Brazil's TIM Participacoes (Sao Paolo: R2:TIMP3S.SA - news) handily beats profit estimates on one-off item

Italy's Enel (LSE: 0NRE.L - news) plays down talk of move for Colombia's Electricaribe

(Danilo Masoni)



European shares are seen opening higher today after Democrats took control of the U.S. House

in midterm elections, removing uncertainty over possible surprise outcomes.

The broadly expected results mean Democrats will resume House control in January for the

first time since the 2010 election, beginning a split-power arrangement with the Republican-led

Senate that may force Trump to scale back his legislative ambitions.

Meanwhile, Wall Street stock futures and Asian shares held earlier gains, while the dollar


Financial spreadbetters IG (Frankfurt: A0EARV - news) expect London's FTSE to open 33 points higher at 7,074,

Frankfurt's DAX to open 85 points higher at 11,569 and Paris' CAC to open 39 points higher at


(Danilo Masoni)