European stock index futures signal early gains

PARIS Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:02am EST

PARIS Dec 17 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, as a landslide victory by Japan's Liberal Democratic Party sparked recovery hopes for the world's third biggest economy.

At 0701 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.1-0.2 percent.