open to close, earnings, data, inflation fears

LONDON — European stocks are expected to decline at the open on Thursday as global markets are rattled by fears over rampant inflation.

The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 68 points lower at 7,367, Germany’s DAX 147 points lower at 13,857, France’s CAC 40 down 63 points at 6,289 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 260 points lower at 23,478, according to data from IG.

The negative open set for European stocks comes after regional markets closed lower on Wednesday as fears over inflation rattled markets…

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