CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Futures lower after China devalues yuan

martes 11 de agosto de 2015 09:19 GYT

(Corrects to "Futures down" from "Futures up" in bullet point)

* Futures down: Dow 86 pts, S&P 8.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.25 pts

By Sweta Singh

Aug 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan increased unease about the health of the world's second-largest economy and pushed the dollar higher.

* China's move, which the central bank described as a "one-off depreciation" pushed the yuan to its lowest against the dollar in almost three years.

* The stronger dollar hit commodity prices, driving Brent crude down 1.17 percent and U.S. crude fell 1.53 percent, cutting short Monday's hefty gains.

* Prices of commodities such as copper, aluminium, nickel, and zinc slid between 1 and 2.5 percent.

* U.S. stocks had climbed on Monday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest increase since May, buoyed by gains in commodity-related shares and optimism over Warren Buffett's deal to buy Precision Castparts.

* The U.S. Commerce Department will release wholesale inventories data for June at 10 a.m. ET (1400 GMT). Economists expect wholesale inventories to have climbed 0.4 percent in June after adding 0.8 percent a month earlier.   Continuación...