European markets set to open flat after sliding in previous session

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LONDON — European stocks are set to open mostly flat on Friday as concerns over monetary policy, the coronavirus and China's tech crackdown linger.The FTSE 100 is seen higher by 4 points, the DAX in Germany is set to slip by 33 points and the CAC 40 in France is seen up by 8 points, according to data from IG.It comes as S&P 500 futures point to a flat open in the U.S. also. Thursday's trading was marked by volatility as investors digested news of a potential tightening in monetary policy this year and a deteriorating health situation as the delta Covid variant continues to spread. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended the day 1.7% lower, while the S&P 500 managed to snap a two-day losing streak, finishing regular trading in the green. Stock picks and investing trends from CNBC Pro:Meanwhile, stocks in Asia's trading session Friday were mostly lower after China left its benchmark lending rate unchanged. In addition, the tougher scrutiny over technology continues in China w
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