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the mix and an order worth about $2 billion for Airbus.
technology company missed its 2018 revenue and profit guidance and said it would book a
restructuring charge of nearly $1 billion in Q1.
investor-pleasing news: an increase in dividends, a $1.72 billion share buyback plan and
better-than-expected Q4 profits.
Germany's Siemens Healthineers, which makes medical imaging gear and diagnostics equipment,
will be in focus after its diagnostics division dragged on Q1 earnings.
Weaker-than-expected Q4 earnings from Sweden's Swedbank as weak equity markets hurt trading
results will likely dent confidence in Scandinavian banks, often seen as more insulated from the
troubles facing the euro-zone financial sector. Its shares are expected to fall as
much as 5 percent, one trader said.
Airbus may take off amid expectations Japanese airline ANA is set to order 18 Airbus A320neo
jets worth about $2 billion. Confirmation could be made later on Tuesday.
"difficult" H1 and posted a 15 percent drop in full-year profit.
costs as the U.S.-China trade dispute inflates steel and aluminum prices, is expected to hurt
Electrolux. Its shares were seen down 2-3 percent.
glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer has tentatively allowed pieces of
controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials.
Here are some of the other headlines so far this morning:
UK grocers, fast food warn of major disruption from no-deal Brexit
Volvo's self-driving car venture gets nod to test on Swedish roads
SSAB Q4 core profit narrowly lags forecast
Australia wins appeal against BHP over tax owed by marketing arm
Accor Increases Its Stake In Orbis To About 85.84 Pct
Grandvision Acquires Charlie Temple
Hellofresh Q4 Adj. Ebitda Loss Reduced At Minus EUR 2 Mln To Minus EUR 6 Mln
U.S. House panels to hold joint hearing on Sprint, T-Mobile merger
EUROPE EKES OUT SMALL GAINS (0716 GMT)
Rather surprisingly given the slew of bad news overnight and weak Asian equities, most
European stock futures have opened in positive territory, and are currently ekeing out small
gains. Still, Germany's DAX futures, the most sensitive to all things trade and China, are
underperforming their peers.
MIXED BAG FOR EUROPE (0612 GMT)
U.S. chip maker to warn about the damaging effects of softening demand in China, the world's No.
2 economy, and the United States announced sweeping charges against China's telecom giant Huawei
just days before the next round of trade talks.
In contrast though, London's FTSE is seen higher as hopes mount that the latest batch of
votes on Brexit in Parliament tonight will take the country closer to avoiding a no-deal Brexit.
The UK index, battered by uncertainty over its EU divorce and shunned by investors, is trading
at a discount to its U.S. and European peers.
Frankfurt's DAX to open 6 points lower at 11,205 and Paris' CAC to open 9 points lower at
closing bell tonight.