US STOCKS-Wall St to open higher on Greek debt hopes

martes 10 de febrero de 2015 10:00 GYT

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By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Tuesday, after two straight down sessions, on hopes a deal in Greek debt negotiations was drawing closer.

Futures surged to a session high after MNSI reported the EU commission will propose a 6-month debt extension, citing sources.

The European Commission said there was no formal proposal for resolving Greece's debt problems although talks were intensive ahead of a series of meetings of euro zone finance ministers and EU leaders in Brussels.

"Markets have been driven by this Greek drama and, as it plays out in real time in front of us, anything that looks like we are getting closer in negotiations and resolution is certainly going to be positive here," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.   Continuación...