Stocks, data, Wall Street losses in focus


European stocks are expected to open in positive territory on Tuesday with regional investors brushing off losses on Wall Street on Monday.

The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 20 points higher at 7,033 and Germany’s DAX 41 points higher at 15,083, according to data from online trading platform IG. France’s CAC 40 is set to trade 9 points higher at 6,491 and Italy’s FTSE MIB up 75 points at 25,191, IG showed.

The positive open for Europe comes despite concerns over losses in Wall Street in the previous trading session that saw the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fall more than 2%.

Tech heavyweights Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft all fell at least 2% while shares of Facebook slipped 4.9%. The blue-chip Dow shed more than 300 points, while the S&P 500 lost 1.3%. U.S. stock futures fell in overnight trading.

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