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The leading German index could welcome Thursday trading with losses.

The DAX had closed 0.19 percent lower at 15,741.37 points the day before. The TecDAXclosed down 0.37 percent at 3,129.36 points.

With a negative start, the DAX could slip back to the weekly low of 15,676 points from the previous day. Technically, it is the 15,500 point mark and the 200-day line just below it that remain in focus.

The specifications from Wall Street are negative: There, strong economic data had caused a burden, and bond interest rates had continued to rise, said analyst Stephen Innes from SPI Asset Management. The market is preparing for a possibly longer rate hike cycle by the US Federal Reserve. There were no signals of falling interest rates.

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