CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on Chinese stimulus hopes

miércoles 9 de septiembre de 2015 11:10 GYT
 

(Corrects first bullet to Nikkei "posts biggest one-day gain in 7 years" from "soars to 7-year high")

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By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as positive comments from Chinese officials kept alive hopes of further stimulus measures.

China's Ministry of Finance said the government will strengthen fiscal policy, boost infrastructure spending and speed up reform of its tax system, adding to other steps to reenergize sputtering growth.

The Shanghai Composite closed 2.3 percent higher and the CSI 300 index rose 1.96 percent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 4.5 percent.   Continuación...