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European Shares Seen Falling After US Sell-Off

European shares were seen falling on Monday, tracking a sell-off on Wall Street on Friday sparked by a sharp rise in the U.S. unemployment rate and as oil prices leapt to yet another record high.

Financial bookmakers, or spread betters, in London expected Britain's FTSE 100 index to open between 30 and 34 points lower, the German DAX 45 to 55 points lower, and the French CAC 40 40 to 48 points lower.

U.S. crude oil futures hit a new record of $139.12 on Friday on frenetic buying triggered by the slumping dollar and comments by an Israeli minister about a possible attack on Iran, the world's fourth-largest producer.