US STOCKS-Futures rise on fading chances of rate hike this year

lunes 5 de octubre de 2015 07:27 GYT

* Futures up: Dow 112 pts, S&P 14 pts, Nasdaq 33.5 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, after Friday's tepid U.S. jobs data raised fresh doubts if the economy was strong enough to absorb an interest rate increase this year.

* Global stock markets rose on Monday as investors expect the era of easy monetary policy to continue further.

* Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for September showed job growth slowed in the last three months and economists said the Federal Reserve was now unlikely to raise rates this year.

* However, Eric Rosengren, head of the Boston Fed, told Reuters he still expects the Fed to raise rates this year despite the "weak" jobs report.

* The U.S. stock market fell on Friday after the September report, before staging a turnaround led by energy stocks in a volatile session.

* The market has been volatile as investors try and gauge when the Fed will raise rates amid lingering concerns about global growth and its effect on U.S. economic policy and corporate results.

* With the third-quarter earnings season starting this week, investors are also starting to factor in what is likely to be the biggest fall in profits for S&P 500 companies in six years.   Continuación...