European stock index futures signal weaker start

LONDON Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:02am EST

LONDON Nov 16 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as investors positioned for a tough start to budget talks in the United States and Europe's poor economic prospects.

At 0701 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 and France's CAC were 0.2 percent lower, while contracts on Germany's DAX shed 0.1 percent.