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German stocks - Factors to watch on October 1

Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

Frankfurt, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.2 percent higher on Monday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0626 GMT.

The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:

COMMERZBANK Indicated 0.5 percent lower

Commerzbank on Saturday declined to comment on a magazine report that it planned to pay no dividend for its 2013 financial year.

Separately, the bank said on Friday it was cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in a case involving a bank employee charged with conflict-of-interest violations and exposing an Internal Revenue Service whistleblower.

Related news DEUTSCHE BANK Indicated 0.4 percent lower

Forty Deutsche Bank employees from an office in eastern Germany underwent health checks after a letter containing a suspicious white powder was found at their building on Friday, local German police said, adding that there were no indications of illness. Police expect an analysis of the powder to be available on Monday at the earliest.

Related news DAIMLER Indicated 0.1 percent lower

Daimler is calling in a new sales chief for its important Chinese market as it seeks to boost revenue and catch up with faster-selling rivals BMW and Audi .

Separately, German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer rejected calls to use government subsidies to spur the sale of electric cars, in remarks published in the Monday edition of German daily paper Bild.

In addition, Daimler board member Wilfrid Porth told Tagespiegel newspaper in its Monday edition that a direct incentive would lead to a much faster development of electric car sales.

Related news SIEMENS Indicated unchanged Siemens has emerged as favourite to buy Finmeccanica

unit AnsaldoEnergia, two people close to the situation said, as the Italian company continues to streamline its operations.

Related news RWE , E.ON

RWE indicated 0.6 percent higher

E.ON indicated 0.3 percent higher

U.S. energy transmission developer Anbaric is mulling taking a stake in German power grid operator TenneT and wants to invest around $4 billion, a Wirtschaftswoche reported.

Related news SAP Indicated 0.4 percent higher

The U.S. Department of Justice and the UK office of Fair Trading approved SAP's takeover of Ariba Inc. on Friday, allowing SAP to open a new front in its battle with Oracle for the internet-based cloud computing market.

Related news LUFTHANSA Indicated unchanged

Lufthansa is working on a warning system to detect poisonous gas in airplane cabins, as a consequence of a near crash two years ago at its low-cost airline unit Germanwings, Der Spiegel magazine reported.

Related news EADS Indicated 0.2 percent lower in Frankfurt

Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.

Separately, the bosses of EADS and BAE Systems sought to reassure investors over the benefits of their planned $45 billion merger amid what they described as "myths and misconceptions" over the creation of a European defence giant.

Also, Der Spiegel magazine reported that France and Germany have agreed a common strategy for the merger that would see both governments keeping a stake.

Related news FUCHS PETROLUB Indicated unchanged

The strong growth in earnings seen by the lubricant maker over the last 10 years cannot continue at the same pace in the long term, Chief Financial Officer Alexander Selent told Boersen Zeitung in an interview on Saturday.

Related news CELESIO Indicated 0.1 percent higher

The chief executive of family-run investment company Haniel, Stephan Gemkow, is to take over as chairman of Celesio's supervisory board in December, replacing Juergen Kluge, a Haniel spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, confirming a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.

Related news OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS Dow Jones -0.4 pct, S&P 500 -0.5 pct, Nasdaq

-0.7 pct at Friday's close.

Nikkei -0.8 pct at Monday's close.

IPO

Spain's Telefonica will kick off the planned listing of part of its German mobile phone business this week with a pitch to investors based on the strength of the local market and a dividend, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Related news HSH NORDBANK

German public sector lender HSH Nordbank rejected a magazine report on Sunday that said the bank saw a rising likelihood that it would need to draw on a 7 billion euro ($9 billion) state guarantee facility.

Related news GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA

Markit's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), is expected to come in at 47.3 in September, according to the average in a Reuters poll, unchanged from August, when it is released at 0753 GMT.

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(Reporting by Marilyn Gerlach, Jonathan Gould and Christoph Steitz)

((marilyn.gerlach@thomsonreuters.com)(+49 69 7565 1279)(Reuters Messaging: marilyn.gerlach.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: GERMANY MARKETS STOCKS

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