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European Shares to Open Mixed; Volume Thin

European stocks were indicated to open mixed Friday in think volume, with London Stock Exchange closed for a bank holiday celebrating the Royal Wedding.

Germany's DAX was indicated to open higher 9 points while the Paris CAC-40 was expected to fall 14 points, according to spread betting firm IG Markets.

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The wedding of Prince William to his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton has brought thousands of people on the flag-lined streets of the capital.

European shares rose to an 8-week closing high on Thursday, boosted by strong results from companies including Suez Environnement and on hopes the US central bank will support the economy.

Euro zone March unemployment data is due on Friday, along with an estimate for April inflation in the euro zone.

The European Commission also releases business and consumer surveys for April.

Contact Europe: Economy


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