Index Detail:Thomson Reuters Europe (ex UK & Ire)
(Adds futures, detail, company news) LONDON, Jan 30 - European shares were expected to open higher on Friday, headed for their best monthly performance in more than three years, with encouraging German retail sales data seen further improving market sentiment. Figures showed German retail sales posted their biggest yearly increase in 2.5 years in December by climbing 4.0 percent. The sales increased for a fifth consecutive year in 2014, rising by 1.4 percent in real terms.
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