US STOCKS-Wall St set for lower open as oil rally halts

viernes 19 de febrero de 2016 09:47 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to fall at the open on Friday after a rally in oil prices fizzled out.

Crude prices fell more than 2 percent, with U.S. crude hovering at $30 per barrel after a record increase in U.S. stockpiles.

Oil prices and the stock market have moved in lockstep for much of the year as investors look at demand for energy for a bearing on global economic health.

European stocks were also pushed back, while Asian shares slipped from near three-week highs.   Continuación...