US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on hopes of Greece deal

martes 30 de junio de 2015 08:42 GYT

* June consumer confidence data expected to rise

* Greece PM in last-minute talks with ECB

* Futures up: Dow 83 pts, S&P 13 pts, Nasdaq 21 pts (Adds comment, updates prices)

By Sweta Singh

June 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, a day after the Dow and the S&P 500 registered their worst session since October, as investors hoped Greece would strike a last-minute deal to avoid an exit from the euro zone.

Greece is hours away from defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund.

The European Commission made its final push to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before.

"We are looking at some sort of a bounce from yesterday's sharp decline," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

"This last-minute talk of a deal is basically causing some short covering."   Continuación...