US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher as oil prices continue rise

miércoles 7 de octubre de 2015 09:00 GYT
 

* Brent crude set for best 4-day run in a month

* Exxon, Chevron up more than 1 pct

* Yum Brands slumps 16 pct on China worries

* Futures up: Dow 96 pts, S&P 11 pts, Nasdaq 34.25 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as crude oil prices rose for the fourth day in a row, with Brent crude on track to post its best 4-day run in more than a month.

Brent crude and U.S. light crude were up nearly 2 percent after data showed a fall in U.S. inventories after two years of surplus.

Shares of Dow components Exxon and Chevron were up more than 1 percent premarket. The S&P energy index was the biggest gainer on Tuesday among the 10 major S&P sectors.

Global stocks were also boosted on Wednesday by mining and energy shares as investors bought into the prospect of continued support from the world's central banks.   Continuación...