U.S. stock futures up, dollar stabilises on U.S. deal hopes

U.S. stock futures up, dollar stabilises on U.S. deal hopes
 

Asian stocks were expected to open higher, with Japan's Nikkei index futures up 0.8 percent, after U.S. Standard & Poor's 500 index reversed early losses to close up 0.4 percent, spurred by hopes of a U.S. budget deal.
Many markets in the region, including Singapore, Indonesia and India, were closed for holidays.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, have made strong progress toward reaching a deal to end a partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, averting a possible default, an outcome that is unthinkable for the... read more

 
15 October 2013 in Business, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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