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LIVE MARKETS-Services PMI to confirm euro area economy's momentum

* European shares to open higher - spreadbetters

* Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum

* Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak

* Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally

* Fed minutes fuelled dollar rally

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SERVICES PMI TO CONFIRM EURO AREA ECONOMY'S MOMENTUM (0655 GMT)

SocGen analysts see today's PMI data dump on euro area services growth as likely to confirm the earlier flash estimates, but UK data will continue to weaken slightly, they predict. Overall they're pretty positive on how risk appetite has fared this first week of the year. "Risk is 'on', oil and commodity prices are strong, and the dollar is set to weaken further, albeit not in a straight line," they write.

EUROPEAN SHARES SEEN RISING AFTER ASIAN STOCKS HIT 10-YEAR PEAK (0633 GMT)

Good morning! Financial spreadbetters see European stocks rising on Thursday, taking their cue from Asian markets which hit a 10-year peak overnight as strong economic data from the U.S. drove equities and also helped the dollar recover from its swoon at the start of the week. London's FTSE is seen opening 13 points higher, flirting ever closer with its recent record high, Frankfurt's DAX is to open 65 points higher, and Paris' CAC is predicted to rise 25 points. Likely to support trading once again today is oil as crude prices hit fresh 2 1/2 year highs with tensions in Iran tightening supply. (Helen Reid)

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(Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus)