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U.S. stock futures edged lower Thursday after data showed confidence across the euro zone weakened more than expected in April, knocking sentiment in European markets. Newedge said the data marked the lowest reading since December 2011. "All the regained confidence related to the ECB LTROs has been swiped away in April as both industrialists and households show increasing caution on the outlook for the economy and their income," it said.

"The [U.S.] market's focus Thursday will switch back to Europe as politics and the euro-zone debt crisis intersect," said David Morrison, senior strategist at GFT Markets.

At 1025 GMT, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 0.1% at 13,022.0, S&P 500 Index futures were down 0.1% at 1,385.35 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.2% at 2,699.5.

At 1026 GMT, the Euro Stoxx 50 was down 0.6% at 2308.64, hit by disappointment from the weakened euro-zone confidence data. Banks were the biggest drag, led lower by Banco Santander and Deutsche Bank at -4.7% and -3.9%, respectively, after the release of first-quarter results. The Stoxx Europe 600 banks index was down 1.1%. Meanwhile, traders digested the results of an Italian bond auction, which were considered to be fairly decent.

Germany's DAX was 0.5% lower at 6670.04, and France's CAC-40 index was down 0.7% at 3209.99.

At 1018 GMT, London's FTSE 100 traded up 0.1% at 5726.11, off earlier highs but clinging to positive territory. Data showed retailers reported weaker sales in April, compared with a year ago, although the proportion expecting an improvement in sales next month rose to its highest in more than a year.

"Today's CBI report is not as bad as headlines suggest," said Newedge. "Certainly retail activity is not going to show a solid rebound any time soon. However, if we look through the volatility of the series, we see a modest upward trend from the depressed levels seen in 2H'11."

Whitbread was the best performer, up 4.4% after its fiscal-year results, but AstraZeneca was off 6% after saying its Chief Executive David Brennan is leaving the company and reporting a drop in first-quarter earnings.

In forex markets, the euro dipped to a fresh day low of $1.3217 shortly after the German state of Baden Wuerttemberg reported April CPI fell 0.2%, instead of the expected 0.3% gain. Elsewhere the yen firmed. Sterling was unmoved by the U.K. CBI data.

At 1030 GMT, the euro was down at $1.3206, the dollar was down at Y80.88 and the pound was higher at $1.6186. June bunds were 0.72 higher at 140.92, while June gilts were up 0.47 at 115.75.


Greece In Talks To Push Back Deficit Goals

Government holds talks with international creditors to push back by one year its medium-term deficit goals, in an effort to ease the impact of ongoing austerity measures on the economy.

Sluggish Activity Mauls Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank says 1Q pretax profit falls 38% from a record level a year earlier as sluggish client activity continues to pressure some investment banking activities and due to exceptional charges.

Munich Re: 1Q Profit Likely To Top EUR750M

The world's biggest reinsurer by premium income says it expects to post an after-tax profit for the first quarter likely to top EUR750 million on moderate costs for large disasters and some relief in capital markets.

UK Banks Take Provisions For PPI Past GBP6B

Three major U.K. banks will boost provisions for missold loan insurance by up to a third, taking the total amount of payment protection insurance provisions by the five biggest banks to more than GBP6 billion, the Financial Times reports.

AstraZeneca Profits Slide, Warns On Outlook

AstraZeneca's Chief Executive David Brennan is leaving the company as the troubled U.K. drug maker reports a slump in first-quarter earnings and again cuts its full-year profit target.

Santander Profit Falls As Loan-Loss Provisions Jump

Banco Santander's first-quarter net profit falls 24% as the Spanish lender takes further steps to strengthen its buffer against loan losses in Spain and Portugal, offsetting vigorous loan growth in Latin America.

Shell Boosts Asset Sales, Profit Surprises

Royal Dutch Shell raises the amount of asset sales it plans for this year as it posts consensus-beating adjusted profit for the first quarter due to high oil prices and a small increase in its production.

Alcatel-Lucent Shares Fall As Cautions On Europe, US

Shares in Alcatel-Lucent fall sharply after the group cautions the outlook for Europe and North America remains uncertain and posts a wider first-quarter operating loss.

Volkswagen Shares Surge As Earnings Beat Estimates

Volkswagen's shares surge after the German auto maker posts better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and confirms its guidance for the full year despite a fragile economic environment.

indices à 13h40

BEL 20 * 2209.94 -33.26 -1.48 %  
AEX * 310.30 2.30 0.75 %  
CAC 40 * 3209.10 -24.36 -0.75 %  
Euronext 100 * 613.26 -0.49 -0.08 %  
Next 150 * 1388.19 -10.92 -0.78 %  
DAX 6677.29 -27.21 -0.41 %  
FTSE MIB 14399.27 -207.16 -1.42 %  
IBEX 35 6970.50 -148.40 -2.08 %  
SMI 6115.00 -35.57 -0.58 %  
SLI 925.30 -5.57 -0.60 %  
SPI 5694.75 -22.99 -0.40 %  
FTSE 100 5720.14 1.25 0.02 %  
Dow Jones * 13090.72 89.16 0.69 %  
Nasdaq 100 2709.62 0.00 0.00 %  
Nasdaq 3029.63 0.00 0.00 %  
OMX Nordic 40 971.25 -7.78 -0.80 %  
OMX Helsinki 25 2068.63 -30.40 -1.45 %  
OMX Stockholm 30 1032.07 -9.60 -0.92 %  
OMX Copenhagen 20 455.17 -2.26 -0.49 %

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