European stocks set to fall as hawkish Fed remarks dent global sentiment

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LONDON — European stocks are acceptable to propulsion backmost connected Friday, pursuing planetary momentum arsenic a caller circular of hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials resurfaced expectations for imminent argumentation tightening.

Britain's FTSE 100 is seen astir 28 points little astatine 7,536, Germany's DAX is expected to driblet astir 92 points to 15,940 and France's CAC 40 is acceptable to autumn by astir 42 points to 7,159, according to IG data.

Several Federal Reserve policymakers connected Thursday signaled that they could beryllium prepared to statesman raising U.S. involvement rates successful March, with inflation present moving astatine 7%. The complaint roseate astatine its fastest 12-month gait successful astir 40 years successful December.

Expectations for higher rates — which marque aboriginal currency flows look little charismatic — person led to a choppy commencement to 2022 for planetary markets.

It's a large time for Wall Street net connected Friday, with JPMorgan, Citigroup, BlackRock and Wells Fargo each reporting fourth-quarter results.

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Investors besides person an oculus connected the unfolding geopolitical concern surrounding Ukraine, aft Russia poured acold h2o connected talks with NATO members, prompting U.S. diplomatic authoritative Michael Carpenter to accidental that "the drumbeat of warfare is sounding large and the rhetoric has gotten alternatively shrill."

In firm news, German bundle radical SAP connected Thursday reported a 28% leap successful fourth-quarter gross for its unreality computing business, portion French state-owned inferior EDF has been ordered by the authorities to merchantability much of its inexpensive atomic powerfulness to smaller rivals successful bid to curb energy terms rises.

On the information front, Germany releases its preliminary full-year GDP maturation figures connected Friday morning, portion French and Spanish user terms ostentation figures for December are besides due.

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