US STOCKS-Wall Street set to open higher on Greek hopes

lunes 22 de junio de 2015 08:58 GYT

* Global markets higher on Greece deal optimism

* Existing home sales data expected

* Cigna shares up after rebuffing Anthem's $47 bln offer

* Futures up: Dow 109 pts, S&P 14 pts, Nasdaq 71 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Monday on optimism that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default.

EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he was "convinced" that euro zone leaders holding an emergency meeting in Brussels would find a way out of the Greek crisis.

Global stocks were higher on Monday with European shares hitting their highest level in over a week on the hope of a solution to Greece's debt crisis.

"The Greece situation has a psychological effect on investors," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.   Continuación...