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Big oil, banks gives Europe stability, autos driven lower by Fiat

* Glencore dips, makes approach to Bunge (Adds quotes and detail, updates prices)

Big oil helps European shares edge up, Fiat drives autos lower

LONDON, May 24 European shares, stuck just below 21-month highs for more than a week, fought for direction in early deals on Wednesday as weakness in mining and autos sectors were offset by strength in oil producers.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 24

May 24 Britain's FTSE 100 index futures were down 0.1 percent on Wednesday ahead of the cash market open.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 24

May 24 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 6 points at 7,491 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of "critical" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. * GLENCORE: U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd said on Tuesday it was not in talks with Swiss mining and commodities group Glencore Pl

Tech, banks help European stocks edge up

* Greek stocks drop as debt deal hopes dashed (Adds details, closing prices)

Nokia jumps on Apple settlement; UK mid-caps outperform - For more see the European equities LiveMarkets blog

LONDON, May 23 Live coverage of European markets now available on cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets

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