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LIVE MARKETS-European shares seen opening higher

· 02/08/2021 01:25
LIVE MARKETS-European shares seen opening higher

European stock futures down 0.4%

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EUROPEAN SHARES SEEN OPENING HIGHER (0623 GMT)

European shares look set to open higher this morning with stock index futures pointing to gains of as much as 0.8%.

Hopes a $1.9 trillion aid package will be passed by U.S. lawmakers as soon as this month just as vaccines are being rolled out globally has already given a boost to Asian stocks overnight.

Meantime, futures also pointed to a strong start on Wall Street.

(Danilo Masoni)

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