European Index Futures Advance After Stocks Climb for Four Days

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European stock-index futures rose, signaling
that equities will extend a seven-year high.

Contracts on a Euro Stoxx 50 Index failing in March
climbed 0.3 percent to 3,246 during 7:09 a.m. in London. The Stoxx
Europe 600 Index rallied 4.8 percent in a past 4 days on
optimism that a European Central Bank will step adult stimulus
measures during a Jan. 22 meeting. ECB President Mario Draghi will
announce a 550 billion-euro ($637 billion) bond-purchase
program, economists surveyed by Bloomberg News forecast.

The Swiss National Bank’s astonishing pierce to desert its
currency brace opposite a euro final week increasing conjecture of
an ECB government-bond shopping plan, pulling a Stoxx 600 to its
biggest weekly convene given 2011.

BHP Billiton Ltd., ASML Holding NV and SABMiller Plc are
among companies that might pierce on corporate news today. The
biggest abroad financier in U.S. shale pronounced it will cut the
number of a rigs there by about 40 percent as plunging
petroleum prices supplement to concerns about reduce iron-ore earnings.
The Dutch chipmaker foresee first-quarter sales that topped
analysts’ estimates and announced a new 1 billion-euro share
buyback program. SABMiller’s quarterly organic lager volume
missed analysts’ estimates.

In a U.S., information might uncover an improving economy, with
housing starts adult 1.2 percent in December, economists forecast.
They forsaken in Nov for a initial time given August.
Standard Poor’s 500 Index futures were small changed.

To hit a contributor on this story:
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