US STOCKS-Futures lower on global growth worries

martes 5 de enero de 2016 08:33 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 113 pts, S&P 13 pts, Nasdaq 29 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday, a day after weak Chinese economic data rekindled fears of a global slowdown and sparked a sharp selloff.

* The slide prompted a near-$20 billion injection by the People's Bank of China to stabilize markets. Chinese stock indexes were little changed on Tuesday after falling 7 percent on Monday.

* Global stocks were down but off the lows they hit in the previous session.

* Crude oil was lower as investors fretted about the state of the Chinese economy and a stronger dollar.

* U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, with the Dow making its worst start to a year since 2008. Weak U.S. factory data also added to the worries.

* U.S. automakers are scheduled to report December sales figures on Tuesday, with estimates pointing to a decline to 18.10 million units from 18.19 million units in November.

* Dupont's shares were down 1.5 percent at $62.10 in premarket trading after Citigroup cut its rating on the Dow component to "neutral".   Continuación...