European markets set to start the week in negative territory

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Hannah Ward-Glenton & Holly Ellyatt

European markets are heading for a lower open Monday as investors reflect on a spate of central bank decisions last week and the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates.

U.S. stock futures edged higher in overnight trading Sunday as the market is set to enter the last week of trading in September with big losses. Stocks stateside have struggled this month as the Federal Reserve signaled higher interest rates for longer, sending bond yields rising.

Asia-Pacific markets were mixed overnight as investors looked ahead to inflation data from across the region. Singapore and Australia are expected to report inflation figures for August this week, while Japan will release inflation data for the Tokyo region, which is seen as an indicator of nationwide trends.

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Dimmich, who manages the $1.5 billion Pacific North of South Emerging Market All Cap Equity fund, says he is “always looking for great companies with strong cashflows that are not correctly reflected in the market.” His focus is identifying undervalued stocks in emerging markets.

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European markets: Here are the opening calls

European markets are expected to open in negative territory Monday.

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 index is expected to open 25 points lower at 7,666, Germany’s DAX down 36 points at 15,526, France’s CAC down 29 points at 7,161 and Italy’s FTSE MIB down 74 points at 28,521, according to data from IG.

Data releases include Germany’s closely watched Ifo Institute survey of business conditions for September.

— Holly Ellyatt

Source : cnbc

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