European stocks seen lower ahead of Fed decision

Wednesday, 14. December 2016 08:13

Markets in Europe are expected to open with losses as investors await the United States Federal Reserve monetary policy decision due later in the day.

The DAX futures indicated a decrease of 0.23%, the FTSE 100 was set to open 0.17% in the red, the CAC 40 futures showed a fall of 0.27% and the Euro Stoxx 50 was seen 0.28% lower.

Precious metals traded in positive territory as the dollar weakened ahead of the Fed announcement. Gold increased 0.24% to sell for $1,161.80 per ounce at 8:07 a.m. CET and silver rose 0.57% to go for $17.01 per ounce at 8:09 a.m. CET. Platinum gained 0.21% to sell for $937.50 and palladium edged up 0.07% to go for $730 per ounce at 8:09 a.m. CET. The dollar index fell 0.19% to 100.86 at 8:11 a.m. CET.


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