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LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: European shares seen opening lower

* European shares seen opening lower -spreadbetters

* U.S. to impose 10 pct tariffs on $200 bln of Chinese goods

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves:


Good morning. An escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute is set to knock back European shares this morning, after the Trump administration said it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

"While this marks a significant escalation in the US-China trade dispute, we believe a negotiated settlement is still likely to happen before the new tariffs are implemented," analysts at Credit Suisse (IOB: 0QP5.IL - news) wealth management said in a note.

Nevertheless, financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100 to fall 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX is seen retreating 0.6-0.7 percent and France's CAC is seen opening 0.5-0.6 percent lower.

The U.S. threat of additional tariffs hit Chinese shares, though Wall Street ended in positive territory with the S&P 500 reaching its highest close since the February sell-off.

(Kit Rees) (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus)