Futures signal sharp gains for European equities

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – European shares were expected
to open sharply higher on Wednesday, with investors seen looking
beyond concerns related to Japan and Libya and focusing on U.S.
data and positive longer-term economic outlook.

By 0605 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 futures (STXEc1: Quote, Profile, Research),
Germany’s DAX (FDXc1: Quote, Profile, Research) and France’s CAC (FCEc1: Quote, Profile, Research) were up 0.8
percent to 0.9 percent.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash)

Futures signal sharp gains for European equities