US STOCKS-Wall St set to open slightly higher as oil rises

lunes 15 de agosto de 2016 08:59 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher on Monday as oil prices rose and investors assessed the recent record-setting rally in the past weeks.

Oil prices fluctuated in choppy trading, but remained around the $47 mark as speculation intensified that oil producers may try to work out ways to support prices in an oversupplied market.

Global stocks rose, with the Chinese blue-chip index jumping to a seven-month high on growing optimism of additional stimulus from China, following a series of weak economic data.

Wall Street closed little changed on Friday as weak retail-sales numbers dampened the prospects of economic expansion, even as the Nasdaq inched up to a fresh record close.   Continuación...