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LIVE MARKETS-Opening snapshot: Europe slightly up, earnings drive top movers

* European shares open slightly higher * Pound falls from high as UK parliament delays vote on Brexit deal * In Asia, shares edge higher, helped by trade deal hopes 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 Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: OPENING SNAPSHOT: EUROPE SLIGHTLY UP, EARNINGS DRIVE TOP MOVERS (0722 GMT) European shares are positing just slight gains at the open as investors await clarity over the never-ending Brexit saga, although they remain upbeat the country would avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union. The pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark is up around 0.4%, while a fall in the sterling from recent highs is helping push the FTSE 100 up 0.5%, while the UK mid cap index is down 0.1%. Among top movers, Tomra Systems is rallying 13% to the top of the STOXX after well-received results, while Fabege is down 7.5% after its results. Prudential is falling 10% as a result of M&G's demerger. Meanwhile, Deutsche Wohnen is down 2.5% after Berlin's city government approved a plan to freeze rents in the German capital for five years. Here's your opening snapshot: (Danilo Masoni) ***** WHAT'S ON OUR RADAR: BREXIT, GERMAN REAL ESTATE (0654 GMT) European shares are expected to open slightly higher, unimpressed by the weekend's Brexit developments, as investors look upbeat that the UK would avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union, despite the fresh uncertainty following Saturday's vote in parliament. Stock index futures are trading up around 0.1%. In corporate news, the Berlin government's move to freeze rents are set to put real estate companies such as Deutsche Wohnen, Ado Properties and Vonovia under heavy pressure. In early Frankfurt trade, Deutsche Wohnen shares were down more than 5%. Still in Germany, Wirecard hired KPMG to conduct an independent audit to address allegations by the Financial Times that its finance team had sought to inflate its reported sales and profits. The report sent shares in the payments firm rising 3.9% in premaket trade. Eyes also on ProSiebenSat.1 Media after Slovak investor Patrik Tkac disclosed a 3.6% stake in the German broadcaster, a move that could rekindle talk of consolidation in the European television industry. In earnings news, Just Eat shares could be supported after the food delivery company confirmed its FY targets as Q3 revenues rose 25%, while NMC Health is also seen rising after the healthcare provider said it expects double-digit revenue and core earnings growth in 2020. Other stock movers: U.S. FDA approves AstraZeneca's diabetes drug for treating heart failure risk; Smith+Nephew CEO Namal Nawana to step down; Siemens Gamesa to buy assets from wind turbine maker Senvion; SAP in three-year cloud partnership with Microsoft; Telia proposes new chairman as pursues TV expansion (Danilo Masoni) ***** EUROPE SEEN UP AS BREXIT DRAMA UNFOLDS (0533 GMT) European shares are expected to open slightly higher, indicating that investors remain confident that Britain would avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union after its parliament forced PM Boris Johnson to seek a delay to the country's Oct 31 divorce from the bloc. Spreadbetters at IG expect London's FTSE to open 15 points higher at 7,166, Frankfurt's DAX to open 48 points higher at 12,682 and Paris' CAC to open 17 points higher at 5,653. Uncertainty over Brexit however is hear to stay and for markets that headline risk is high. On Sunday, the UK government insisted Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31 despite Johnson being forced by parliament to send a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit delay. Over in Asia, stocks edged higher as Chinese shares reversed early losses due to hopes for progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade war. (Danilo Masoni) ***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)