January 16, 2018 / 6:21 AM / a month ago

LIVE MARKETS-Morning call: Europe seen opening slightly higher

* Asian shares close higher

* Euro, oil near 3-year highs

* U.S. markets resume trading after public holiday

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MORNING CALL: EUROPE SEEN OPENING SLIGHTLY HIGHER (0615 GMT)

Good morning. Financial spreadbetters see European shares rising slightly, with Germany’s DAX and Britain’s FTSE 100 expected both to climb 8 points and France’s CAC 1 point.

Asian shares closed higher, erasing early modest losses while the euro stood near a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus. U.S. markets will reopen later today after being closed for a public holiday.

(Julien Ponthus)

Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus

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