European stocks were seen opening mixed on
Thursday as the previous session's tentative recovery loses steam, with
investors bracing for a key Italian bond auction.
Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 6 to 9
points lower, or down as much as 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX to open 11
to 16 points higher, or up as much as 0.2 percent, and France's CAC-40
to open 3 to 4 points lower, or down as much as 0.1 percent.
European stocks climbed on Wednesday, halting a week-long slide as recently
battered banks rallied, although the rebound was seen as technical and
Italy plans to offer up to 5 billion euros, including its March 2015 BTP
bond and 3 off-the-run issues, with yields expected to rise.
Surge in Gulf trade credit insurance
Demand for trade-related credit insurance in the GCC is expected to rise by nearly 40 per cent this year as companies seek to improve their ability to secure finance and cover risks in Europe, Africa
Emirates sees 777X role beyond A350-1000
Emirates chief executive officer Tim Clark said there isn’t much overlap between Boeing Co’s new 777X and the Airbus SAS A350-1000 long-range jet, allowing him to accommodate both models in his fleet
Healthcare company eyes growth in Kingdom
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of integrated IT and Imaging solutions, recently announced the establishment of a new branch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, called Agfa HealthCare Saudi Arabia Co