US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as US crude slips

miércoles 2 de marzo de 2016 09:50 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

March 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Wednesday, as oil prices fell after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles touched record highs.

U.S. crude fell more than 1 percent after a report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) showed that inventories rose by 9.9 million barrels last week, way above estimates.

However, global stocks rallied, as Brent crude steadied and positive economic data eased some fears of slowing global economic growth.

Wall Street closed sharply higher on Tuesday, led by financial and technology stocks, after data suggested the world's biggest economy was regaining momentum.   Continuación...