US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as oil prices weigh

lunes 17 de agosto de 2015 09:02 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to begin the week lower on Monday as oil prices fell towards six-year lows and data indicated that manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August.

Energy stocks could come under after data showed Japan's economy contracted and U.S. producers added drilling rigs for a fourth straight week despite a recent rout in prices.

The New York Fed's Empire State general business conditions index tumbled from 3.86 in July to -14.92 in August due to steep drops in new orders and shipments. Economists polled by Reuters had expected the index to rise to 5 this month. A reading above zero indicates expansion.   Continuación...