US STOCKS-Indexes set to open higher on Fed minutes, jobs data

jueves 19 de noviembre de 2015 10:04 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. indexes were set to open higher on Thursday, a day after minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting hardened expectations of a December interest rate hike and hinted at a cautious approach from the central bank after that.

Data on Thursday appeared to support the Fed's view of a strengthening labor market as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week.

U.S. interest rates futures implied a 72 percent chance of a liftoff next month, up from 64 percent on Tuesday.

Risk appetite rose across the world after the minutes were released, sending stocks and commodities higher. Crude prices inched higher, while gold edged off near-six year lows.   Continuación...