European markets head for mixed open as traders look ahead to latest U.S. inflation data

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Holly Ellyat

European markets are heading for a mixed open at the start of the new trading week, and investors will be keeping a close eye on the latest U.S. inflation figures.

April’s consumer price index report is due out on Wednesday, with traders hoping that a return to rate hikes is largely off the table for the U.S. Federal Reserve despite a slew of hotter-than-expected inflation prints recently.

Overnight, Asia-Pacific markets were mixed as investors assessed China’s stronger-than-expected April inflation data; China’s consumer price index climbed 0.3% year on year, beating Reuters estimates of a 0.2% rise.

India’s inflation figures will also be out late Monday, with economists polled by Reuters expecting inflation in the world’s fifth-largest economy to slow slightly to 4.8% in April, down from March’s 4.85%.

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European markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are expected to open in mixed territory Monday.

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 index is expected to open 15 points lower at 8,422, Germany’s DAX up 23 points at 18,781, France’s CAC 8 points higher at 8,201 and Italy’s FTSE MIB up 15 points at 34,332, according to data from IG.

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Source : cnbc

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