US STOCKS-Wall St set for lower open as rate hike looms

martes 10 de noviembre de 2015 10:01 GYT

* China faces persisting deflationary pressure in Oct

* Apple falls as Credit Suisse reports components order cut

* Gap falls after Oct comparable sales disappoints

* Futures down: Dow 19 pts, S&P 2.8 pts, Nasdaq 19.25 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open lower on Tuesday, a day after their steepest drop in six weeks, as investors braced for an interest-rate hike and worried about China's economic health.

China's October inflation data on Tuesday showed persisting, if not intensifying, deflationary pressure. That followed disappointing trade data out of the world's second-largest economy over the weekend.

Worries about a slowdown in China, one of the United States' top trade partners, will weigh on investors ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season as the country is a key market for many U.S. companies, especially Apple.

Apple's shares fell 2.4 percent to $117.70 premarket after Credit Suisse said the iPhone maker had lowered component orders by as much as 10 percent.   Continuación...