Bookies see lower open for Europe shares

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – European shares were set to dip on Monday,
consolidating after hitting three-week highs in the previous session, with weak
copper prices likely to put pressure on heavyweight mining stocks.

Britain’s FTSE 100 (.FTSE: Quote, Profile, Research) was seen down as much as 20 points, or 0.3
percent; Germany’s DAX (.GDAXI: Quote, Profile, Research) was seen down 15 points or 0.2 percent and
France’s CAC 40 (.FCHI: Quote, Profile, Research) was seen down 20 points or 0.5 percent.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: Quote, Profile, Research) index of top shares closed up 1.5
percent at 1,141.40 points on Friday, supported by strong U.S. jobs data.
(Reporting by Harpreet Bhal)

Bookies see lower open for Europe shares