US STOCKS-Wall St set to open little changed

martes 30 de agosto de 2016 09:07 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed on Tuesday as investors looked for catalysts to drive markets with one eye on clues for the timing of the next interest rate hike.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen painted a rosy picture of the U.S. economy at an economic symposium on Friday and said the case for a rate hike was strengthening, but gave little indication on when the central bank could next move.

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, said the U.S. job market is close to full strength and the pace of interest rate hikes will depend on how well the economy is doing.

Investors are awaiting a report on monthly payrolls data due on Friday to assess whether it supports the hawkish tone that Fed officials have taken.   Continuación...