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LIVE MARKETS-It's risk-off ahead of another big Q3 day

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European bourses are expected to open slightly in the red this morning after Wall Street and Asia pulled back in the absence of more news from the trade war front.

According to IG, financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE to open 17 points lower, Frankfurt's DAX down 22 points and Paris' CAC to lose 7 points.

Sentiment could of course change quickly at the open given the amount of Q3 releases due before the bells rings across the continent's trading floors.

Adidas, Alstom, Axel Springer, BMW, Delhaize and Wirecard are among the corporates about to take the stage.

There's also a big batch of euro zone services PMI which will be closely watched given the hopes that the macro gloom is clearing up.

(Julien Ponthus)

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