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German stocks - Factors to watch on October 4

FRANKFURT, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.4 percent higher on Thursday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0614 GMT.

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

VOLKSWAGEN Indicated 0.9 percent higher

The head of VW's works council, Bernd Osterloh, urged the company to offer a low-cost car in emerging markets to counter weak sales in Europe, German paper Handelsblatt reported, citing Osterloh.

Related news EADS Indicated 0.6 percent higher

Chief Executive Tom Enders told mass-circulation daily Bild that under the proposed tie-up with BAE Systems he is prepared to offer guarantees for jobs and certain sites that he would not be willing to consider for EADS alone.

Related news AIR BERLIN Indicated 2.2 percent higher

Abu Dhabi based airline Etihad Airways is urging Air Berlin, in which it holds some 30 percent, to offer joint flights with Air France , German paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Etihad's chief executive.

Related news OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS Dow Jones +0.1 pct, S&P 500 +0.4 pct, Nasdaq

+0.5 pct at Wednesday's close.

Nikkei +0.9 pct at 0509 GMT. EUROPEAN FACTORS TO WATCH DIARIES REUTERS TOP NEWS

(Reporting by Peter Dinkloh and Ludwig Burger)

((ludwig.burger@thomsonreuters.com)(+49 69 7565 1311)(Reuters)(Messaging: ludwig.burger.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: GERMANY MARKETS STOCKS