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German stocks - Factors to watch on January 22

Mon 22nd January, 2018 6:13am
FRANKFURT, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The following are some of the 
factors that may move German stocks on Monday: 
     
    BAYER  BAYGn.DE   
    The company is confident of getting Indian antitrust 
approval by May for its planned acquisition of seeds group 
Monsanto  MON.N ,  Bayer Cropscience India's Richard van der 
Merwe told Boersen-Zeitung on Saturday. 
     
    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM  DTEGn.DE   
    Deutsche Telekom will keep to its promise of hiking 
dividends in 2018 and the years thereafter, its Chief Financial 
Officer Thomas Dannenfeldt told German daily Boersen-Zeitung on 
Saturday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PF0FB 
     
    HENKEL  HNKG_p.DE       
    The consumer goods company expects a "slightly positive 
effect" on its earnings from the U.S. tax cuts, Chief Executive 
Hans Van Bylen told Handelsblatt on Monday.  
         
    SIEMENS  SIEGn.DE       
    A group of employee shareholders holding 0.3 percent of 
Siemens' voting rights have called for not endorsing Chief 
Executive Joe Kaeser's 2017 performance, over criticism of job 
cuts at the Power & Gas unit. In a countermotion for the Jan 31 
shareholder meeting the group also calls for scrapping a 
dividend hike.  
         
    VOLKSWAGEN  VOWG_p.DE   
    Germany's KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit 
emission-control software in Audi's latest Euro-6 diesel models 
and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag 
reported.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PG0FK      
    Separately, The Economic Times reported that Volkswagen 
group, led by Czech automaker Skoda, plans to invest around 1 
billion euros in India over the next few years to develop six 
new models.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N1PH1N7 
         
    HOCHTIEF  HOTG.DE  
    Italy's Atlantia  ATL.MI  said on Friday it would call a 
shareholder meeting to vote on changes to its offer for Spanish 
rival Abertis  ABE.MC , as it seeks to strengthen its hand in a 
bid battle.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PE4Z6 
    If Atlantia decides to waive the 10.1 percent minimum 
acceptance threshold for the share component in its offer for 
Abertis, rival bidder Hochtief will come under pressure to 
improve the equity component of its offer, Il Sole 24 Ore wrote 
on Sunday. 
     
    SCHAEFFLER  SHA_p.DE   
The car parts maker's CEO said he saw no merit in splitting the 
company, contrasting with peers such as Continental  CONG.DE , 
which is considering doing so, German weekly Automobilwoche 
reported. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PF087 
 
    STEINHOFF  SNHG.DE  
    The South African furniture retailer said it had decided to 
launch an accelerated bookbuilding to place around 29.5 million 
shares in PSG Group Ltd  PSGJ.J .  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nFWN1PH05O 
     
    BIOTEST  BIOG_p.DE  
The German blood plasma products maker said on Friday that it 
has sold its U.S. operations, allaying national security 
concerns by U.S. authorities and paving the way for the German 
company's sale to a Chinese investor.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PE56V 
 
    DELIVERY HERO  DHER.DE   
    Dutch Takeaway.com  TKWY.AS  sees a merger with German peer 
Delivery Hero as a possibility in a potential consolidation of 
the European meal delivery market, Chief Executive Jitse Groen 
told Tagesspiegel on Saturday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PF09W 
     
    TUI  TUIGn.DE       
    TUI  TUIT.L  expects record earnings this year as sales of 
package holidays pick up and customers opt for more expensive 
trips, CEO Fritz Joussen told Rheinische Post on 
Saturday. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PF08N 
              
    NIKI 
    Former Formula One world champion Niki Lauda is working with 
travel group Thomas Cook  TCG.L  in his bid to buy insolvent 
Austrian airline Niki, he told Austrian paper Kurier. 
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N1PG0L8 
     
    OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS   
    Dow Jones  .DJI  +0.2 pct, S&P 500 .SPX  +0.4 pct, Nasdaq 
 .IXIC  +0.6 pct at close.  .N  
    Nikkei  .N225  unchanged, Shanghai stocks  .SSEC  +0.1 pct. 
    Time: 6.13 GMT.  .T   .SS  
         
    GERMAN ECONOMIC DATA 
    No economic data scheduled. 
     
    EUROPEAN FACTORS TO WATCH  WATCH/EU  
    DIARIES  DE/DIA   WEU/EQUITY  
    REUTERS TOP NEWS  TOP/NEWS  
 
 (Reporting by Tom Sims, Arno Schuetze and Maria Sheahan) 
 ((maria.sheahan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 69 7565 1286; Reuters 
Messaging: maria.sheahan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)) 
 
Keywords: GERMANY STOCKS/FACTORS
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