US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as Sept rate hike back in focus

lunes 31 de agosto de 2015 09:01 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September.

U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Fischer's comments suggest the Fed could look beyond a week of stock market turmoil brought on by fears that China's economy is faltering.

"The market turmoil will continue in the near future. China is the catalyst, but the real reason for the selloff is the nervousness about the first U.S. rate hike," KBC senior economist Koen De Leus said.   Continuación...