US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher as European stocks rise

martes 4 de octubre de 2016 07:41 GYT
 

* Futures up: Dow 3 pts, S&P 1.25 pts, Nasdaq 5.75 pts

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday, mirroring European markets, which gained following a rebound in Deutsche Bank shares.

* Frankfurt-listed shares of Deutsche Bank were up 0.52 percent following support from major clients and rivals as the biggest German lender negotiates with the U.S. Justice Department over a $14 billion demand for mis-selling mortgage-backed securities.

* The bank's U.S-listed stock was up 0.31 percent before the bell and was the most heavily traded.

* London's FTSE was up nearly 2 percent, hovering around its record high, as investors cheered the idea of a weaker pound boosting firms' exports.

* Europe's bourses all rose, with a 1.2 percent rise in Deutsche Bank also helping the mood.

* Investors are treading carefully ahead of the U.S. corporate earnings season, U.S. presidential elections and Britain's separation from the European Union.

* A crucial jobs report on Friday will give a glimpse into the health of the U.S. labor market and play a big role in the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rate hikes.   Continuación...