European stock index futures signaled
strong gains on Tuesday, with stocks set to reverse the previous day's dip and
resume their recent rally, boosted by expectation German and U.S. macro data
will add to recent upbeat figures ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy
At 0730 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX
and for France's CAC were up 0.8-1.0 percent.
Germany's ZEW economic sentiment, due at 1000 GMT, is seen at 10.0 versus
5.4, while U.S. February retail sales, due at 1230 GMT, are expected to show a
1.0 percent rise, compared with a 0.4 percent increase in January.
Both the broad FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone's blue chip
Euro STOXX 50 index, which have moved sideways over the past five
weeks, will run into strong resistance at 1,091.81 points and 2,557.86 points
respectively, representing 7-month highs hit in late February.
DFM Index Declines Slightly
The DFM General Index spending most of the session in the red zone closed the day at 2,379.49 points on Tuesday 18th June 2013. The index trimmed 3.32 points or 0.14 percent for the session.
QE Index Turned Red as Key Sectors Decline
The Qatar Exchange turned red on Tuesday 18th June 2013. The Index continued stepping its way lower in the red territory, dropping 68.65 points or 0.73 percent it reached at 9,361.05 levels.
Large Cap Drives ADX Index Higher
The ADX General Index stepped up to close the session at 3,659.54 points on Tuesday 18th June 2013, up 16.30 points or 0.44 percent from its previous close.