German stocks - Factors to watch on November 23


FRANKFURT, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Monday:


German mobile operator O2 plans to end its roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom unit T-mobile at year end, O2's German head told a German newspaper. [ID:nLL51683]

Separately, Spanish Telefonica's German mobile unit O2 will end its network cooperation contract with Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) by the end of this year as its own network is strong enough to serve its customers.

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Qatar aims to have most of a 17 billion euro rail project with Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] built by 2022, officials said on Sunday after signing one of the biggest-ever foreign deals for German industry. [ID:nGEE5AL03Z]. German media have reported that the deal would likely Siemens in supplying trains and the German building industry in the construction of the rail network.

Separately, Nokia Siemens Networks [NSN.UL] said on Monday that it had lost the auction for Nortel assets. Winning the auction for these Nortel assets would have helped Nokia Siemens, a 50-50 joint venture of Nokia and Siemens AG, expand its U.S. presence.

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VW said on Sunday it plans to more than triple its sales in south China to over half a million vehicles by 2018 as part its strategy to double its sales to 2 million units in mainland China and Hong Kong by that time. [ID:nSHA306174]

The supervisory board of indebted automotive holding Porsche SE signed off on a contract to merge with its majority-owned, cash-rich subsidiary Volkswagen by 2011, Porsche said on Friday. [ID:WEA2364]

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German drugstore entrepreneur Erwin Mueller targets an 18 percent stake in Douglas, Focus magazine reported, without citing sources. Mueller has already bought a 3 percent stake and a further 14 percent stake was acquired for him by Swiss Bank Sarasin , the magazine says. [ID:nLL54700]

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Construction of a 40 km (24.8 mile) causeway that would connect gas exporter Qatar to the Gulf island state of Bahrain will start in the first quarter of 2010, an official said on Sunday. [ID:nGEE5AL07P]

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German shipper Hapag-Lloyd [HPLG.UL ] is on course for a further loss in 2010, one of its owners said. [ID:nGEE5AL0BX]

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Kuka's new COO declined to repeat the troubled industrial robot maker's goal of returning to operating profit in 2010, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. [ID:nLL45117]

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Germany's Economics Ministry is "sympathetic" to a request from loss-making Solon for 180 million euros in support from a government fund to help companies, financial weekly WirtschaftsWoche reports, without citing sources. The ministry declined comment and Solon was not immediately available.

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Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom aims to double its stake in eastern German gas group VNG [VNG.UL] in its bid for greater clout in Germany, Gazprom's country head told a magazine, adding it would extend sponsorhip of soccer team Schalke 04 as it eyes retail customers [ID:nGEE5AL09C]

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Opel restructurer Nick Reilly is due to meet on Monday in Brussels with EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen and the economy ministers of countries with Opel plants to discuss job cut plants for the European carmaker.

Der Spiegel reported Mercedes Chief Operating Officer Rainer Schmueckle has the best chances to take over as new Opel CEO, while German daily Bild reported on Monday that Opel has hardly a chance of receiving German state aid citing unnamed government sources.

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Der Spiegel magazine reports that top Volkswagen managers are concerned premium brand Audi is ignoring important developments in environmentally friendly power systems. Audi says the opposite is true. Separately, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer tells WirtschaftsWoche magazine the state ought to help promote the sale of electric cars.

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Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged German lenders to tap a government bank rescue fund in order to shore up their capital bases. [ID:nGEE5AL06M]

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Joerg Vandreier and Dirk Oevermann -- both board members of IDS Scheer -- will leave the company on Nov 30, 2009 and Dec 31, 2009, respectively.

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Dow Jones -0.1 pct, S&P 500 -0.3 pct, Nasdaq -0.5 pct at Monday's close. [ID:nN20241386]

Nikkei closed today for holiday; -0.54 pct at Friday's close [ID:nT269304]


Markit Service Flash PMI for November due 0828 GMT. Seen at 51.2 compared with 50.9 in the previous month.

Markit/BME MFG Flash PMI for November due 0828 GMT. Seen at 51.7 compared with 51.1 in the previous month.

Germany's labour minister decided to extend a short-hours work scheme with the aim of avoiding mass redundancies, a ministry spokesman said on Sunday. [ID:nGEE5AL09Q]

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