Jan 18 The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.2 percent higher on Monday,according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at0705 GMT.

The following are some of the factors that may move Germanstocks:


ALLIANZ

Indicated 0.1 pct higher

Euro area interest rates are likely to stay at current lowsfor up to 10 more years, with negative effects of the EuropeanCentral Bank's policy beginning to outweigh the positive, thechief executive of Europe's biggest insurer told Der Spiegelmagazine.


DEUTSCHE BANK

Indicated 0.5 pct higher

The lender is suspected of having manipulated an electronictrading platform to get rich at the expense of its customers,Der Spiegel magazine reported, citing a class action lawsuit byU.S. law firm Hausfeld. Deutsche Bank declined comment on thereport.


DEUTSCHE BOERSE

Indicated 0.3 pct lower

The CEO of the German exchange operator says the acquisitionof mid-sized firms could help speed future growth.


E.ON

Indicated 0.4 pct higher

Klaus Schaefer, the head of the new energy company Uniperthat is being spun off from E.ON, calls in an interview with theHandelsblatt daily for a reform of the German electricitymarket, saying it no longer delivers the necessary pricesignals.


LINDE

Indicated 0.6 pct higher

Wolfgang Reitzle, who served as Linde's chief executiveuntil 2014, is poised to return to the group as a member of itssupervisory board with the aim of eventually becoming chairman,Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Handelsblatt reported.


LUFTHANSA

Indicated 0.1 pct lower

The German airline has put together a taskforce to addressthe serious delays on long-haul flights at budget subsidiaryEurowings, board member Karl Ulrich Garnadt tells the KoelnerStadt-Anzeiger newspaper in an interview.


MERCK KGAA

Indicated 0.7 pct lower

The drugmaker said it won a British court's backing in itsquest to keep U.S. namesake drugmaker Merck & Co Inc from doingbusiness under the Merck name outside North America, part of anincreasingly bitter legal feud.


VOLKSWAGEN

Indicated 0.7 pct higher

The Porsche-Piech family clan, which control a majority ofthe voting rights in Volkswagen, are standing behind thecompany's chief executive, insiders say, despite criticism ofhis handling of the emissions crisis during a U.S. visit.


AIRBUS

No indication available in Frankfurt

Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraftmaker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted assaying on Saturday.


RHOEN KLINIKUM

Indicated 0.7 pct higher

Clinics operator Asklepios might increase itsstake in its German rival, its finance chief Stephan Leonhardtells the Boersen-Zeitung, adding he doesn't want to change thecapital structure or dividend policy of the firm, but Asklepiosdoes want a seat on the supervisory board.


WINCOR NIXDORF

Indicated 0.2 pct lower

The ATM maker has tied up with Mumbai-based AGS TransactTech to manufacture about 40,000 machines over the next 2-3years, The Economic Times reported, citing Wincor's CEO.


HEIDELBERGER DRUCK

Indicated 2.3 pct higher

The chief executive of the German printing machine makertells Euro am Sonntag that if the last year of the fiscal yearto March 30 is as good as previous years, the company is ontrack to meet its target for currency neutral revenue growth of2-4 percent and a pre-tax margin of at least 8 percent. Thecompany sees no impact so far from slowing growth in China, butis watching investment behaviour there.


EASY SOFTWARE

No indication available

Former supervisory board chairman Manfred Wagner was orderedto pay indemnity costs of 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) plusinterest rates to the company. 


OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS

Dow Jones -2.4 pct, S&P 500 -2.2 pct, Nasdaq -2.7 pct at Friday's close.

Nikkei -1.1 pct, Shanghai stocks +0.4 pct atMonday's close.


GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA

No economic data scheduled.



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REUTERS TOP NEWS ($1 = 0.9182 euros) (Reporting by Andreas Cremer, Emma Thomasson and ChristophSteitz)



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