Futures point to higher open for European shares

LONDON (BestGrowthStock) – European stock index (Read more about the euro currency recovery. ) futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Tuesday, with focus on banking shares after Barclays (BARC.L: ) beat expectations with profits of over 11 billion pounds last year.

By 0741 GMT, futures for the DJ Euro Stoxx, for Germany’s DAX and for France’s CAC were up 1 to 1.2 percent.

The FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: ) index of top European shares ended 0.4 percent higher at 991.76 points, after falling 0.3 percent on Friday.

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(Reporting by Atul Prakash)

Futures point to higher open for European shares