US STOCKS-Wall St set to open little changed after BoE cuts rates

jueves 4 de agosto de 2016 09:01 GYT
 

* BoE cuts lending rate to record low

* Weekly jobless claims rise to 269,000 vs est. 265,000

* Monthly U.S. jobs data expected on Friday

* Viacom rises on surprise revenue growth

* Futures up: Dow 0.18 pts, S&P 0.12 pts, Nasdaq 0.02 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed on Thursday after the Bank of England cut its main lending rate to a record low and revived its bond-buying program.

The BoE lowered the rate to 0.25 percent from 0.5 percent and said it would take "whatever action is necessary" to achieve stability in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to 269,000 last week, but the trend continued to point to a healthy labor market. Analysts had forecast claims to drop by 1,000 to 265,000.   Continuación...