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European Shares set to Rise as SG Leads Earnings

European shares were set to open higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in the United States and Asia as investors settled down to another flurry of results, led by banks Societe Generale and Fortis.

Bookmakers called Britain's FTSE to open up 21-23 points, Germany's DAX to open up 22-39 points and France's CAC to open up 20-32 points.

British inflation figures and U.S. retail sales feature on the macroeconomic calendar.