US STOCKS-Wall St set to open slightly lower, Amazon soars

viernes 29 de abril de 2016 09:00 GYT

* Amazon jumps 12 pct premarket after results beat estimates

* Inflation barely rises in March

* LinkedIn rises after increasing 2016 forecast

* Futures down: Dow 45 pts, S&P 5.5 pts, Nasdaq 18.5 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

April 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open slightly lower on Friday as investors assess a raft of economic data and take stock of the earnings season, even as a jump in oil prices helped temper some losses.

Oil hit new highs earlier in the day and was poised for its biggest monthly gain in seven years as a weak dollar and falling U.S. production soothed concerns about an excess of physical oil.

The dollar index was down 0.4 percent at $93.38, its lowest level since August.

Stock markets around the world were in the red - with the yen rallying to an 18-month high, signaling a broader risk aversion among investors - a day after the Bank of Japan's call to cap monetary stimulus rattled investors.   Continuación...