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LIVE MARKETS-What we're watching at the open

* European shares seen mixed

* In Asia, shares fall slightly 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: danilo.masoni.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net



WHAT WE'RE WATCHING AT THE OPEN (0750 GMT)

European shares are expected to open little changed as markets keep moving sideways ahead of U.S. and euro zone central bank meetings, the UK election and the tariff deadline this week. Futures on main euro zone benchmarks were led lower by a 0.2% drop in DAX futures, while FTSE futures edged up 0.1%.

On the corporate news front, Deutsche Bank shares rose 0.9% in early trade after the German lender reaffirmed its cost targets and said it would report a CET 1 ratio above 13% for end 2019.

Still in Germany, shares in Deutsche Boerse were seen falling 1% after the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported late on Monday that finance minister has drawn up a draft law that envisages introducing a financial transaction tax in 10 European Union countries.

Eyes also on French car parts maker Valeo which said it planned to double its free cash flow generation from 2020 to 2022 to reach between 1.3-1.5 billion euros.

Elsewhere there could be some big moves among small and mid caps.

Ted Baker is seen falling 20-25% after its CEO and chairman stepped down and the fashion retailer cut its full-year outlook again and suspended its dividend.

Computacenter instead could get a 5-10% lift after the company said trading result will be ahead of market expectations.

(Danilo Masoni)

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Headlines roundup:

Volkswagen charged with violating vehicle emission standards in Canada

Australia cartel case against Citi, Deutsche delayed by late night witness statement

Deutsche to cut 100 mln euros from domestic retail banking unit - FT

Sanofi ends research in diabetes, narrows units to spur profits

Italy's Safilo buys Californian sunglasses brand Blenders in digital push

Ted Baker CEO Lindsay Page steps down

Cboe Global to buy Amsterdam-based equities clearing house EuroCCP

Petra Diamonds halts South Africa mines after Eskom ups power cuts

(Danilo Masoni)

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MORNING CALL: MIXED (0631 GMT)

European shares are expected to open mixed this morning as investors stay on the sidelines ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline for new U.S. tariffs on China imports to kick in, with the general election in the UK on Thursday and central banks meeting also making for the cautious mood.

Spreadbetters at IG expect London's FTSE to open 7 points higher at 7,241, Frankfurt's DAX to open 12 points lower at 13,094 and Paris' CAC to open 4 points lower at 5,833.

Over in Asia, shares eased slightly, while Wall Street pulled back overnight ahead of the tariff deadline.

(Danilo Masoni)

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