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LIVE MARKETS-On our radar: shoppers, autos, results and dealmaking

* European shares seen opening little changed

* Eyes on Trump speech for news on Sino-US trade talks 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:


Turning to the corporate front, shares in consumer-exposed stocks will be on the watchlist after Alibaba data showed that Chinese shoppers snapped up food supplements, facial masks and baby milk powder at the world's largest shopping festival, with brands such as L'Oreal and Nestle among the biggest winners.

Autos will also be watched after EU officials said Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union.

There are also some earnings to digest as the Q3 season draws to its end. Updates this morning don't look bad.

Deutsche Post DHL reported an almost tripling of Q3 quarter operating profit and said it expected a strong Q4, while utility Uniper on Tuesday said it expects a strong end to the financial year.

Infineon however forecast slower growth in the year ahead, seeing no improvement in the all-important car market and describing the economic environment as "fraught with uncertainty".

There's some minor dealmaking t hat could liven up the session: Brewer AB Inbev will buy out Craft Brew Alliance own in a deal valuing the US company at about $321 million, while Italy's Mediaset raised its stake in German rival ProSiebensat.1 as it presses ahead with plans to create a pan-European TV platform.

(Danilo Masoni)



After a flat close yesterday not much action is expected at the open as well this morning.

Investors are looking for clearer signals over how Sino-U.S. trade talks are progressing and Trump's trade speech later today at the Economic Club of New York will be surely watched.

Spreadbetters at IG expect London's FTSE to open flat at 7,328, Frankfurt's DAX to open flat at 13,199 and Paris' CAC to open 1 point lower at 5,893.

Over in Asia, share markets flatlined as uncertainty over Sino-U.S. trade talks and political strife in Hong Kong dogged sentiment.

(Danilo Masoni)

***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Joice Alves, Julien Ponthus and Thyagaraju Adinarayan)